Simon Mawdsley

My paintings are spontaneous and immediate, some expressive in style and others purely abstract. My most recent work is highly controlled, with intuitive use of colour and form to create crisp, geometric images and I have also taken my abstract work into 3D, creating wooden sculptures which reflect the painted work.  I am inspired by the New York School of abstract expressionists, artists such as Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.

The colours I use are bold and striking and in most cases undiluted. People often ask why squares and circles are prominent in my work. It could be described as an almost obsessive use of these two shapes. Using my techniques and through the choice of colours, I have a sense of wellbeing and emotional security being confident and a sense of personal satisfaction, freedom and an emotional release.