Abstract works inspired by natural patterns
A little about my creative journey
Originally a Fine Art graduate & art teacher, I continued to work intermittently as a figurative painter, but it was only many years later when I stumbled into the world of abstract art, that I found a strong sense of personal direction and began to produce a steady flow of work.
In 2009, by chance, I began painting gouache studies of patterns from pebbles.
This interest in pebbles turned unexpectedly into an abstract adventure!
Surprises followed - unconscious emotions sneaked in the back door
- people viewing my work saw themes & images I had not intended
- at a time of stress I found a therapeutic outlet.
I became hooked on the freedom of abstract work & as the pictures became bolder & more freely interpreted I went back to using oils - my original medium. I began to explore non-figurative approaches more widely, using observation of found patterns, from pebbles, as a starting point only.
10 years on and I have just completed a year of further study at the Newlyn School of Art. The course inspired me to diversify my methods and materials, and to learn more about abstract art. I am now working in a range of different media, with increased curiosity - I feel like a child in a huge sweet shop!
All images on this website Copyright Sue Pease 2018
- all rights retained by the artist