The theme of our most recent project was ‘home’, and I chose to explore the idea of feeling most at home in a natural setting, rather than a manmade one. I decided to do a larger piece for my FMP as I associate size with power, and the larger the painting, the more effective it will be. I want the viewer to understand that the word home doesn’t always have to be a literal, singular place, but it can also be a feeling that is experienced in various scenarios. My art is heavily inspired by Vincent Van Gogh as well as Salvador Dali as their surrealistic approach is something that I also tend to feature in my work. I want my paintings to spark conversation amongst their viewers, as I am interested in hearing their own interpretations of the pieces. This helps me to form an additional outlook on my own paintings, that differ from my original thoughts.

Grace Martin