Against the Tide. Black and White collage monoprint on canvas. 30cm x 30cm. The abstract image is monoprinted with acrylic paint onto paper, collaged onto canvas, colour detail added. One of a series of black and white small artworks. This work is ready to hang.
I love the crispness, and the strength of black and white. By reducing an image to this simplicity, it focuses the viewer's attention and heightens the impact. Sometimes we either need to go against the tide or are forced by our convictions. However it arises, we need to stay strong and steadfast.
Annie loves exploring colour and mood, examining the impact of the visual world which surrounds us and the very personal emotional response triggered. This is then harnessed and heightened by the painting process. Collage, acrylic paint and inks are used in an erase/ponder and replace method of working to delve deeper into the strata of landscape.
Abstract expressionism best describes Annie’s loose and fluid approach to both content and style, drawing upon visual memories or emotional impact of the Australian landscape. This can be experienced whilst travelling or just walking out the door to her farmland near Peachester.
Reality sparks the imagination, evolving into a response and emergence of a discussion between the heart and the mind. This initiates an echo not necessarily articulated, within the viewer, delicately balanced between what is iterated, what is felt and the final visual impact.
Against the Tide (small black and white artwork)
Against the Tide.. Black and White collage monoprint on canvas. 30cm x 30cm.