I’ve just produced this painting entitled ‘Signs’, inspired by a car journey back from Cornwall in the last week or so. From my personal sketchbook, which I always carry around with me so I can draw and note things down at any opportunity, I was inspired to paint an image from one of these sketchbook pages. I keep a sketchbook as I tend to forget ideas and concepts, if it’s not down on paper. That’s a bad thing about having a bad memory (actually what are the positives)? Anyway, from my car journey back, I drew things from outside the car window and started to get inspired by what I saw, and started experimented with these visuals. This sometimes resulted in making interesting and sometimes weird images. I’ve recently gone through a bit of a change within my sketchbook and what I produce inside them. Previously, I used to be very precious about my sketchbook, but recently however, I have become the opposite of this, and produce anything I want to produce, and fuel images like this!
Below shows my sketchbook pages from the journey, and shows one page which turned into the final illustration of ‘Signs’. I was appealed to how many road and informational signs I saw, and thought of the concept of having lots of signs on one stretch of road. This is meant to be a quite playful image that looks at how our world is changing to show information, information and more information for us to take in.
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