‘The Art of the Table’
Red wine, white wine, green olives and black olives – all the colours of the ‘wild wine’ design, so it is the perfect table setting for the Friday night supper table…
It all started with an exhibition in a Wine Bar called Wilde’s in Leamington Spa. I made a series of textile bottles filled with sand which were displayed on the fireplace of the bar, all different shapes and sizes, wine, brandy and whiskey bottles. And some digitally printed canvases art work responding to the surroundings. Hence the ‘bottlestop’© (doorstop) was born, and the first drawings of wine bottles and glasses were made.
At this time I was studying for my masters, searching for that illusive mark, Sara’s mark, like Paul’s stripe, Emma’s spot and Cath’s flower!
This is where the combination of my love of painting met my love of the table – the art of the table. I returned to painting, enjoying the brush mark looking at the items on the table, bottles, glasses and jars. That is when the ‘wild wine’ pattern came to life.