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My Art Practice

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.instagram.com/joperkinsart 

Where to see my Work

If you are local or visiting the area and you would like to come and see my available work in person, I would be happy to try and arrange a studio visit.

If you are in Edinburgh, you can find some of my pieces at The BirdsNest Gallery. If you are interested in booking a visit to the gallery, please find out more on their website birdsnestbrand.co.uk

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