Fields of Gold, acrylic and enamel on canvas, 162 x 100 x 2 cm on two canvas panels each measuring 81 x 100 x 2cm (diptych).
I remember fields of gold. I walk among the flowers. They shimmer and glimmer in the sunlight, a sea of gold. Too bright, I squint my eyes. Childhood memories of laughing and shouting. I hear the echo of innocence. I lay down in fields of gold. Twigs and stalks scratch my arms. The sunlight warms my face and I look at blue violet evening skies and gold yellow flowers. These fields bring me peace.
In Fields of Gold I wanted to capture the warmth of childhood summers and the large expanse of gold yellow mustard fields I remember stretching over the countryside. I decided to break up the lines of colour to create texture and movement in the painting and to reflect my abstract memories of that time. Gold paint glints through the undergrowth and suggests refracted sunlight. Using an expressionist style of paint application the artwork is loose and carefree but creates an impressionist vision of Fields of Gold.