These are a selection of works from my Sandflower series; a collection of intimately sized paintings that explore texture, shadow and depth on a miniature scale.
Pictured: 14 x 11 inches each
I often find that working small brings as much of a challenge as a large canvas. It is a practice rooted in decision and restraint. In my process, a small surface allows for minimal mark-making and layering before a composition that was once prominent grows absent. This challenge encourages me to consider the impact of each gesture in a deeper context.
The Sandflower pieces are intended to feel both tangible and atmospheric. They are characterized by expanding layers that reveal a vivid center, conveying depth and intimacy in equal measure.