I love the relaxed attitude of this pose. I captured it by cutting paper which I'd painted red, and mounting this on a crisp white background. I cut out just enough detail to suggest how the model is sitting, but I like to leave lots for the viewer to work out. My series of cut-out nudes was initially inspired by Matisse's Blue Nudes. I try to emulate some of Matisse's energetic style and apparent simplicity in my work.
At first glance this collage may look like a painting, but on close viewing, the subtleties of the cut paper technique I use are revealed: there are rough edges where I've cut the red paper with a scalpel, there are slight variations in colour where I've painted the paper before cutting it, and the red paper sits slightly away from the white backing paper.
The art work comes in a protective plastic sleeve.
Each artwork is unique and hand made. I make the same designs in a maximum of 5 different colours. I never make two of the same design in the same colour.
220gsm paper (painted with acrylics), mounted onto acid-free 220gsm white paper, with a layer of transparent acrylic over the whole artwork