'Since Tia was old enough to hold a crayon, she has always spent time with me in my studio painting and making art and she has since gone on to win many awards and scholarships for her natural gift in art.
When she started university we thought collaborating on a series of paintings would be a great way to stay in touch. I am known as a figurative painter, but I have always longed to try more land and seascape works, so this would also be the perfect opportunity to spend some time finding my way forward with a whole new subject matter. Many of the paintings began their journey based on photographs that Tia had taken on her travels; most ended up not resembling those initial images in any way, shape or form as we went on our own creative journey with the canvases. There were no rules, we would simply take it in turns to work on each after long discussions about what we thought was working and what wasn't; what we believed needed to be added and also painted away, and what we just wanted to 'try and see what happens.' It has been the most wonderful freeing experience collaborating with my niece on these paintings, we have both learnt so much and cannot wait for you to see them at the gallery.' TRUDY GOOD
"From a young age I found myself captivated by the light of the moon and its ever-changing phases. In these sister pieces, I have experimented with impasto techniques to create artwork which is representative of the moon without the aid of colour or shade.
I love the idea that the moon has a much more damaged side which is never shown to us here on earth, and the same can be said for humanity." TIA DUFFY