Artwork for Annette Carding
'My bleeding heart'
'Tender is the soul'
'Nurturing the soul'
I am exploring the impressions of life and the souls constant evolvement through evolution and validation. My work is not tied into one medium so that I am free to translate any given mood. Multi layered art works blend, creating tones and inspiration that range from observation of nature to the human soul. Translating an image and presenting it in a way that is my healing, a way of sharing with the observer, a sense of connectedness.
Working as an artist can lead in to the remoteness of the soul. This expression conveys to destigmatise mental health issues, questioning what is classed as normal and abnormal, challenging perceptions and separateness so that my work doesn't always warrant an explanation, rather the intent and spirit behind it. A pictorial view of a succession of remembered or anticipated events as we navigate life.
My approach can vary depending on which medium I am working with. I either paint or draw straight on to the canvas, working intuitively and allowing a conversation to build through mark making or colour. This means the process is just as important to me as the finished artwork.