I could not be happier to announce representation by The Campbell Collective, an online artist collective.
I’ve noticed art becoming more accessible to young collectors over the years thanks to social media. I really enjoyed the direct connection instagram and facebook have allowed me to have with my collectors and Interior Designers. What started as a simple “Hello” on Instagram has blossomed into a fun collaborative relationship with Amanda Louise Interiors.
They approached me several months ago with their idea for a new artist collective. I agreed not knowing how I would even create pieces that would fit into their model. The process was challenging to say the least. I spent about a month wondering how I would even produce the works.I generally find it quite difficult to work on a smaller scale. My energetic and bold brush strokes usually turn into overthought and stale expressions when I restrict the scale of my work (at least in my opinion). After trying and failing at a few smaller works, my process for this collection was born.
I took “failed” paintings hidden from view around my studio, cut them to scale and used them as the foundation for these small works. What did I have to lose at this point? These works were literally hidden from view so I wouldn’t have to be reminded of their existence. They didn’t have any other purpose at this point. I had already tried to paint on a smaller scale with it not working out at all. I bought a nice pair of scissors and began destroying. They had possibility again. Sometimes this sort of destruction is necessary in my studio practice. Things become stale when I treat them as precious or formulaic. Cutting them up felt like a form of rebellion. Freedom. I layered more paint, cut leafy silhouettes and began to assemble the pieces like a puzzle.
I am so happy with the result and also can’t wait to create more for this collection. I know the process will keep evolving and growing.