This painting explores those moments we have alone. The image originated from a photo I saw in 2011 and it chimed with me at the time, due to being sat in a flat on my own thinking about where I was heading - this led to a change in my direction. The image represented a thought I was having and made me think about all those moments we all have when we are alone with our thoughts.
The painting explores those moments in time we are with our interior other - those thoughts and daydreams, thinking about what we have done, our relationships with others and our wonderings/ wanderings - reflecting on those times that have built up to this moment of reflection.
I think about all those people I have sketched around the world, when out and about, thinking about who they are and what they do - where they are going - thinking about those moments in time that lead to changes in the way we think about ourselves, the way we live and our place in reality.
The painting expressing a thought as an impressionist and pastoral expression in its use of colour and brush marks.
Oil Paint on Canvas