Abigail Jameson TALKS A LITTLE ABOUT THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS PIECE
This portrait was new territory for me. I usually plan meticulously the exact look of my paintings, be it a portrait or a nude. I would normally sketch it for weeks, then plan the composition and colour palette to show the emotions of the piece and my message, often adding the patterns and strange things that I see due to my damaged optic nerves!!
This time however, for the first time in as long as I can remember, I let her evolve. I started to paint with hardly any pre-conceived ideas of her outcome. I let the colours and shapes (and flowers as it turns out) happen. I was in the moment.
She’s the result of a new turn for me, where I’m less define by my visual impairment and what I can’t do and more defined by what’s possible for me out there and what I can do.
Painting Blossoming was an extremely therapeutic and liberating experience . I hope people can feel some emotion when they look in to her eyes. maybe even loose themselves for a bit like I did.