"Watermusic" - An original mixed media collage version with marbling effect for the sky and black paper for the sea bed. £50 prints can be arranged if requested.
After having painted with watercolour and rendered the first Watermusic image with rotary pen, I decided to cut out all the detail and turn into a collage.
I have always had romantic associations with the sea ever since I was child and have, throughout my life as an artist produced a great deal of fantasy art. I have a particular fondness for mermaids and fairies -something that has also stemmed from childhood which has remained with me ever since. I have derived my inspiration for these etching from illustrators such as Arthur Rackham, Aubrey Beardsley and some of the Victorian fairy painters such as Richard Dad. I also derive a great deal of my inspiration from Gothic and Eastern Architecture as well as from Gaudi (Spanish architect) and other organic, Art Nouveau influences.I use crosshatching to explore space, perspective, contours, organic and architectural structures, textures and curves as well as Escher like concentric and geometric designs.
Watercolour, rotary pen, ink, white paper, black paper, spray mount and glue.on cardboard.