Solar Flares – 2015

The art of painting is about controlling the paint, whether you use a brush, pallet knife or other type of tool to apply the paint to the canvas.

With this series I’ve attempted to capture the intense heat and power of the sun. I control the paint using natural forces, such as exposing the paint to air pressure, as well as using water and different types of paint to interact with each other. I find this to be more challenging and exciting. At times the paint will move in an unexpected way as it interacts with the water and other chemicals. It’s my challenge to control the experience, moulding the paint into the shape I want.