The Loop is an exhibition curated by Jo Murray at the Shop Front in Cliftonville. A journey in memory and myth along the circular lay line created by the Isle of Thanet’s orbital bus route.
Four Towers 2018
Oil on Board using found pigments- chalk, rust and soot.
These are a series of paintings I made of buildings from around the Thanet Loop. I am fascinated by the enormous diversity of architecture in Thanet – that was my starting point. Once I started painting I realised I had unintentionally painted them as portraits. They are slightly distorted to accentuate their virtues. I stripped them of their surroundings and as such they look rather melancholic.
The handmade paints and found boards I used continue an interest in materials which is present in much of my work.