I’m very excited to have been selected to be the artist in residence at Chichester Festival Theatre during the 2015 season. This will bring to a close my work in Oaklands Park House, which has been a significant step in my journey. I have had the opportunity to work in and respond to a specific environment and continue my exploration of stairs and doorways. The basement area has proved to be the most interesting (and worrying) place to be working. I started with drawings and then spent a day in the basement painting. The painting developed further, back in the studio. As is often the case with my paintings, it was turned through 90 degrees part way through. I also painted out a chunk of the painting, prior to this turn.
This is the painting which was done in situ.
The theatre residency begins in mid March.