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Abstract options are here!

Abstract options are here!

Since I began creating synesthesia paintings many years ago my style has evolved as different aspects of the process took my creative interest. My pieces started as highly abstract as I explored my experience of synesthesia. These early paintings depicted the surface colours of a song, the overall effect of the music on my mind.

Since then, my art has evolved and my ability to articulate my own experience has grown stronger. I can identify the colours of each subtle sound within the music and have focused on translating this detail into my pieces and my synesthesia descriptions.

Abstract options are here!

Since I began creating synesthesia paintings many years ago my style has evolved as different aspects of the process took my creative interest. My pieces started as highly abstract as I explored my experience of synesthesia. These early paintings depicted the surface colours of a song, the overall effect of the music on my mind.

Since then, my art has evolved and my ability to articulate my own experience has grown stronger. I can identify the colours of each subtle sound within the music and have focused on translating this detail into my pieces and my synesthesia descriptions.

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What is a certificate of authenticity?

This month I’ve been exploring the process of creating synesthesia art. While my art comes straight from my experience of the world, I’ve found that adding some structure to my process allows me to go deeper into my synesthesia experience, and share it better!

So far I’ve written about sketching the song and painting your piece. Now we’ve arrived at my final step, creating the certificate of authenticity!

Painting your piece

Art is the perfect way to express the experience of synesthesia. Synesthesia is such a unique and unusual experience that it can be hard to describe in words. For me, painting quickly became the best expression of my synesthesia experience. When I found out that hearing colours wasn’t the norm, I was baffled! I didn’t know how to talk about what I saw when a song played and showing my family and friends instead was a life saver.

This month I’m discussing the process of creating synesthesia art. So far we’ve talked about getting started with a sketch of the song, painting the piece is my next step and is where the music really comes to life!

Sketching synesthesia art

This month I’ll be focusing on the process of creating a synesthesia artwork and am starting with step one, sketching!

Over the years I’ve learned more about my synesthesia and my paintings have become more detailed as I strive to fully transport you into the music with each piece of art. Every song has a huge variety of colours and I want to capture every single one. To make sure they don’t get missed, I start with a sketch of the music. 

What’s coming in 2019

To say I’m excited about 2019 would be a bit of an understatement. In a lot of ways, I feel like 2018 passed me by. I shared last week about how 2018 was full of breathtaking highs and some challenging lows. It was also full of life changes – settling into new businesses, a new country, planning a wedding and applying for our spouse visa. More than ever before I felt like life admin was ruling my day. This year, I’m determined to take back control of my studio and my time.

And I’m not going into it with just a resolution and hope, I’ve got labels.

Artist Tips: Brushes and watercolour

Last month I was excited to chat with one of my collectors about brushes and all things colour. She had decided to enter the world of watercolours and had a Holbein Watercolour set (my paints of choice) on the way. What a great journey she has a head!

During our chat I got thinking about the equipment I use to create my work and wanted to share my tips on brushes, specifically for bright watercolours!

Painting with Holbein Watercolours

Blog Painting with Holbein Watercolours Holbein Watercolor is a beautiful dream for any colour lover.  With an exceptional selection of vibrant, steadfast colour my collection continues to grow. When my earliest set of paints were running out a few years ago I felt a...

Why I quit my day job to become a full-time artist

With my discovery of synesthesia, I was compelled to create artwork that reflected this experience. I wanted so much to be able to point to a piece and say ‘this is what I mean when the chorus is red’.

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