I really enjoy experimenting with abstract concepts; this exploration can help me discover many new techniques while having a lot of fun along the way. Sometimes between painting ‘realist’ or detailed works, I will paint an abstract piece to help me loosen up again. This lets me just ‘go with the flow’ and I can intuitively express my feelings or convey mood and emotion by just the use of shapes, colour and texture. There is still a need, however, for planning and design before I start, it is not just as easy as throwing paint at the canvas as many may assume, although that can be the best part!

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