Jean Noble RI SWA
‘‘All my work begins in front of the subject, whether in the urban landscape or the countryside. I allow my eyes to relax and my thoughts to absorb what is around me, so that from the initial sketch I make a response to my surroundings. Back in my studio I interpret my sketches into paintings that once started often dictate changes and further responses to colour and shapes that I recollect from my original interpretation’’
‘’As an abstract painter, it is very important for me to keep the ‘idea’ of the original reaction to a given space and allow the viewer room for their own interpretations as well.
Some of my work is intimate, some giving depth in space and air. The density of colour, it’s transparency or opacity, the layers that build up the painting are designed to add richness to forms within the flatness of the canvas or paper.
My work is an ongoing journey. So far the end is not in sight!
My work has an ‘essential reality’ in it’s non figurative execution. Hopefully, giving an immediate contact with the viewer.
All my pictures are the result of personal experience and whatever reorganisation of the subject has undergone in the process of painting, something of the colours and shapes I originally saw always remain. Paint represents space and makes it ‘actual’. I do not start with the idea, but with the experience. My source is from the ‘sensation’ of the place. The summarised compositions never entirely relinquish specific subject matter whether in cities, sea or landscape, though they exercise freedom of paint handling of an abstract nature.
The paintings are about reality without resorting to imitation.
I continually try out new products as they come on the market and I am open to the gradual movement and evolution of my work. My latest work has been with Golden Open acrylics on paper, they give a longer drying time to allow me to layer, scrape away and make use of texture.