All for the love of colour

I am Cornwall based and began an intense exploration of painted colour and form some eleven years ago. Essentially self-taught, I started by making decorative cards, fell in love with water colour and, following a trip to Cuba, began to produce a series of powerful, exotic paintings, conjuring the heat and colour of a country, far from my native south west.

My paintings reflect my personal journey, sometimes discovering quite dissimilar styles and techniques along the way.

I just love colour and shape and get huge inspiration watching nature grow and observing the changing colours and shapes whether in my local fields, footpaths or along the coastal path. These images stimulate my imagination which I compose into my contemporary paintings.

Recently, the use of a roller rather than a brush has led to my latest works featuring evocative areas of texture and colour spread across the canvas.

My work can be really varied, but it’s always driven by my love of colour and form.

Researching, sketching and producing my paintings gives me such pleasure that I would like you to feel and share my happiness.

I want my paintings to evoke the sense of space and freedom that I feel.


All work copyright © Muriel Cole