In a desire to move away from modern ‘abstract photography’ I went back to the roots of 1950s Abstract Expressionism. With this in mind, I started experimenting with different methods of reproducing a ‘colorfield effect’ not using paint on canvas, but through photography. After months of experimentation, I reached a viable method of creating images that capture the feelings and emotions that I first experienced as a child staring up at an abstract expressionist painting on the wall.
As the Colourfield project evolved I often visited the Thames and its tributaries as a focus point. The Tamesas (the old Celtic name for the river meaning ‘Dark Water’) series examines the ever-changing London lightscape and the variety of hues and textures to be found in the water itself and the architecture along its banks.