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thought process

Aisha Bridgman's studies of Milton Avery's art

Loose interpretations of Milton Avery's sea paintings, the fourth is my own composition (bottom right).  

Working within the constraints of my small home studio, I often feel drawn to the expanse of nature.  The sea is a powerful healer, allowing time to decompress, offering wellness, space and air. 

In 'Rolling Sea' 30 x 30", bands of colour come toward you and recede, like the breathing motion of the sea.  I like to create ambiguity, inviting the viewer to question, which parts they interpret as land or sea.

Rolling sea

Rolling Sea, acrylic and ink on canvas, 76.20 x 76.20cm, 2022 (sold)

During the pandemic, I began a large body of work, which spanned 17 months.  I deepened my understanding of colour and abstraction, whilst exploring the pairing of acrylic paint and ink.  The unpredictability of flowing ink encourages new and exciting compositions, areas for me to problem solve.  The series helped me to develop my practice and discipline as a painter. 

Obsidian Rush is an abstract, acrylic and ink painting with blue, green, pink and other colours.

Obsidian Rush, acrylic and ink on canvas, 76.20 x 60.96cm, 2020 (sold)

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