I am acutely aware of the vital role of the Air Ambulance has in getting doctors to the scene of life-threatening emergencies and airlifting people to a hospital. I am also aware that the Air Ambulance exists only with the help and support of the local community. I have decided to combine this art exhibition by supporting the local community. For this unique one-off exhibition l have also reduced my prices to allow more people to buy art. This art exhibition is more than just about me and my art, it is about giving something back, about supporting the community that l live in and the people l live with.
The paintings in this exhibition are from 2006-2017. The theme and ideas that have inspired this work are related to my emotional response as an individual to the city. This body of work started as a realistic interpretation of street photography. It captures feelings of alienation and angst in the human-made environment. However, the snapshots of life caught something that l wasn’t expecting. The fleeting moments of line, shapes, and space intrigued me, and I slowly became interested in this interrogation of space in the public realm.
This body of work finishes with the beginning of something new. The artwork moves past looking at the dislocation and fragmentation in our contemporary world to the mysterious and intriguing unknown entity of space. In this new direction for my work, I want to explore the existence of the space that enables everything else to exist. I want to draw the attention away from objects that people make, to the space around us, to create a portal to somewhere else.
I hope that by raising funds for the charity through selling my paintings, I can bring even more meaning to life through my art. Every £5 raised could pay for pressure dressings to control a patients bleeding. Every £10 raised could pay for enough fuel to fly 11 miles towards the nearest major trauma centre.
I hope you can help me support the local air ambulance charity.