Since going to the fabulous Joan Eardley exhibition in Edinburgh earlier this year, I have been reflecting on my own work with a savagely critical eye and I can feel dramatic changes are imminent.

 

One of my favourite artists, I love the energy of Eardley’s mark-making and her use of mixed media. Many decades ago, I used collage, frottage and mixed media extensively, but over the past decade I have become more and more seduced by elegant line, controlled spattering and colour glazes.

 

I now want to explore mixed media once more, yet will continue to underpin my work with drawing and observation (I do love my drawing!) – the subject matter will not change, but the end results may be very different ……