Just finished the 'Shanghai' panel for my ongoing work about port cities. Shanghai is a beguiling city with a long and complex history and mindboggling urban planning, I have woven many stories and reinterpreted locations in this canvas. NB The birds featured in all the panels have been the source of a lot of research months of intensive 'cutting out'! I consult the website www.avibase.bsc-eoc.org when checking on which species can be found in each city. Once they've been added to the painting I instantly forget their names!!!!
It's now almost 2 years since I began the project and I'm giving myself until mid November to finish the final .and smaller panels for above and below 'Venice'. This will be one of the artworks featured in 'Arrivals/Departures' my solo show at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool in Autumn 2022. Here's the artwork gradually taking shape below: