Water Levels

In 2014, I visited a section of canal between Johnson Lock and Limehouse Basin that had been drained to allow specialist bricklayers to repair damage to the canal wall. I was interested in signs of erosion of sand between the bricks at the highest point and was drawn to the idea of the walls of the canal as indicators of changes over time.

Water Levels 1 – 31 x 52 cm 2021

In my recent series Water Levels, a selection from of which I’ll be presenting at the Tabernacle Gallery this June, I’ve use mostly flat colours – jade and blues – to give the feeling of expanding lines. I wanted to give to the illusion of looking down and sideways, to create an abstract interpretation of a real view, which considers elements of temperature, time, air and landscape.

Added tension is created through the use of one strong colour – a light reflected, a moment of tension or a fixed point around which changes occur.

The Tabernacle Gallery
34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AT

Wednesday 8 June, 6pm – 9pm
with poetry reading by Frances Presley

Exhibition times
Tuesday 7 June – Sunday 12 June 2022

Opening Hours: Tue to sat: 10am – 9pm, Sunday: 10am – 5pm


Water Levels 6 – 34 x 53 cm 2021

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