My art practice is a reaction to the world I encounter around me. From landscapes to florals to still life, I strive to explore the beauty I see and translate my feelings onto canvas. Taking a mixed media approach, the work often begins with bold charcoal, pen or ink marks which break up the canvas ready for new layers.
My paintings are expressive and energetic using a variety of tools to apply, and often remove, acrylic paint. Colour directs my work and underpins every creative decision I make and I love to mix my own colour and explore new combinations.
I have discovered over time that an essential part of my art practice is sharing. I use social media to show what is happening in my studio and where I am with my work on a regular basis and enjoy the interactions and relationships that have been fostered there.
Below you can browse through my Instagram feed or you can head over to www.instaram.com/joperkinsart