A large red, black and white original abstract painting on canvas
Waiting for an Alibi is a very selfish painting. It cares not for convention, disregards the notion of acceptability yet most of all it embraces the desire to be individual. Put a stake in the ground whilst those around you struggle with their own identity.
The combination of red, black and white enamel paints (and the addition of gold leaf) is set off in a very dramatic way against the array of strong shapes and forms that appear within the painting. That huge Red Sea of paint is absolutely dominating yet strangely tamed by the black fingers of paint that rein in the red with a tenacious resolve.
Inside the black fronds there are hints of pebble grey that offer suggestions of faces within; held in permanent suspension. Intricate blends of red and white are weaved alongside the larger applications so that the painting works close up as well as from a distance.
Always moving, always changing – just like the movements of our own worlds.Freedom is a precious thing; on one hand it allows you to do exactly what you want yet on the other allows you to consider the impact it has upon everyone else.