Staircase

76 x 101 cms  1991



For several years after we came to Australia I helped my husband in his accountancy practice, but with the advent of computers there was enough time to start painting again. At the time we were living on a small rural property with a huge pigshed and little bessa-block office attached to it - the office became my studio.

This was the first painting, of a staircase in our house. I used oils on canvas but still aimed for the flat shapes I had achieved using house paint.

I should point out that my husband worked very hard to finance all of this, having lost a lot of my help as well - I didn't make sufficient income to cover materials for a further 5 years.

Staircase