My current practice explores the visual experiences of the human eye combined with the theory of harmonious and complementary colours to create my own interpretation of our vision. While peripheral radius covers most of the field of view for the human eye, we lose much detail and colour by the distance from the focal point.
While focussing on the natural landscapes of Cardiff as a means to research my vision, my work challenges the concept of peripheral radii and considers these rings of visual perception to produce a full optical range of distortions in order to portray human sight. My paintings attempt to illustrate the theories that the outer boundaries of our field of view become increasingly dark or light.
By adapting the Impressionist technique of Pointillism, I am able to reflect the distortions and their increasingly abstract imagery throughout the peripheral radii; as our vision becomes blurred, so too do the marks within the paintings. Alongside the deterioration of objects, my work also conveys my concept of the distortion of colour. I have done this by introducing a colour gradient to the background of my paintings to give a blurred effect.
I have been looking at the work of Rob Pepperell, whose research into visual experience has suggested a more literal representation within his own art. Paul Signac has also influenced my current practice as his brush marks and choice of colours inspired me to research into the pointillism movement.