Music is a major influence on my work. I create visual representations of music and sound in colour, inspired by my experiences of the phenomenon of sound-colour synaesthesia.
There are many types of synaesthesia, a phenomenon in which a stimulus to one sense consistently and uniquely evokes automatic, conscious perceptions in a different sense. When listening to music, I perceive each note of the musical scale as a specific colour.
My abstract paintings are geometric (patterns of transcribed music or recorded sounds), expressive (instinctive synaesthetic responses made by manipulating the colours on the paper or canvas whilst listening to the music), and layered combinations of these styles.
In my spare time, I play the violin and viola; this provides some of the choices of music for my paintings but I am also inspired by the wide range of music I listen to. For commissions, clients choose the music (a complete piece of music, or I can tailor the design to focus on representing favourite sections or themes) and the style of painting (geometric, expressive or layered), to produce a personalised artwork. Please contact me if you have any questions, are interested in purchasing any available work or would like to enquire about a commission.