‘FLYING THERE TO MEET YOU’ was painted while listening to jazz. I have always played guitar and began writing songs when I was thirteen years old. I grew up with my mother who wanted to be a singer but ended up becoming a professional in the business world. She was a jazz lover – we were always listening to the great jazz guitarists, singers, and amazing jazz bands from the 20’s through to the 60’s. My father was a good jazz pianist and so music is in my blood. I studied Jazz Popular Music and became a professional musician and gave it up to pursue my painting career. Colours to me are like interpretations of musical notes. Each colour tone provokes a feeling in the viewer and then once that is placed next to another colour – contrasting or a similar – the melody has begun. I really enjoy exploring the musicality of colour in this series, ‘Any Day Now’ that I have been painting since 1996. I listen to music and improvise with paint just what I hear. I throw the paint on the canvas and move gesturally with the rhythm of the music and the sounds of the melody. Its like writing a song in colour.- the pieces are vibrant and playful depicting the fusion of music and colour in an improvisational way.
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