PAINTINGS WITH ASSEMBLAGE 1974 – 1976  

"It interested me to combine unrelated elements and this concern led to my paintings with assemblage … Some paintings were inspired by materials in my studio while others featured found objects …"

 

The paintings of this period followed on from my drawings with collage.

 

I found that I was inspired by items that I had collected and stored in my studio.

 

I also realised that I was able to include found objects in these images and I explored the possibility of combining unrelated elements.

 

I was excited by the visual beauty and dramatic nature of ordinary objects and noticed how exposure to the elements and the passage of time added to the character of these objects.