2020/2021 has been a difficult year for everyone. However I did complete a series of work titled 'Hinterland'. This German word: meaning – ‘ an area lying beyond what is visible or known' connected to my feelings of the unknown - emptiness and isolation - despite people being all around us. They were painted in acrylic paint, inks and collage. I am drawn to the influence of abstract expressionism and they are an illusory response to the
fluidity and changeability of the landscape and what might lie beyond the known.
I wanted to capture the illusion of man-made landscapes that are just out of reach, are they derelict or old…bustling or empty ghost towns.