There are two things that determine how I make art – cost to get it from start to exhibition, and the limitations of my Non Verbal Learning Disabilities. I looked at my works on paper and realised how much it would cost to frame them all if I got to have a solo exhibition. There are lots of options for textile arts for hanging without framing a piece. The options in fine arts are far more limited. It basically comes down to two; paint on canvas or sculpture. My Non Verbal Learning Disabilities mean that I find it very hard to visualise 3D objects. I am unlikely to ever make sculpture. I’ve chosen acrylics over oil because acrylics are mostly non-toxic. The exceptions are pigment specific.
The above rough sketch is for my first painting. The black paint splotches aren’t part of the sketch, they happened later.