The HoneyMoon Suite series of paintings developed out of a desire to create new pictures that combined unique shapes and organic textures as a vehicle for simple yet expressive colour experiences. The “Hoops” and “Solids” pictured here are early prototypical works. Elliptical shapes constructed of plywood with heavily worked surfaces built up with plaster combine elegant geometry with a natural handmade aesthetic.
The first works to be coloured in this group, a wedding gift to the artist’s wife, combined a honeycomb surface with hot sensuous colour thus the title “Queen of the Bees”. This group of four also gives the expanding evolving series of paintings its group name Honeymoon Suite.