I was making, Seeing Nature; a collection inspired by the simple joy of experiencing spring bloom whilst reading Spring Cannot be Cancelled, Martin Gayford in conversation with David Hockney. I felt particularly moved when Hockney spoke about colour “...I said ‘What colour is the road?’ He said, ‘I see what you mean. When you really look at it, it’s a violet grey or a pink grey.’ I said ‘Yes, it is, but you really have to look.’ Most people don’t, so they just see grey tarmac in front of them with green stuff at the side, but not that many different greens’” (2022, p.166) this influenced a change in how I saw nature around me and it had a huge impact on my use of colour in the works. It felt it was particularly important to use colours that gave the feeling of spring. Showing new life and a new chapter both for the world and my work. This work is exhibited in a solo exhibition in liverpool

Hanging Basket and Fiery Daffs

Oil Pastel, Chalk, Ink

Peace lillies in front gardens

Oil Pastel, Chalk, Ink

The kind of pink in a bougainvillea

Oil Pastel, Chalk, Ink

A gift of new leaves and She grows up the roots

Oil Pastel, Chalk, Ink

Cut flowers and The kind of pink in a bougainvillea

Oil Pastel, Chalk, Ink

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