Boardwalk

Deckchair fabric layouts, dimensions, and tessellation patterns, are combined with McKay’s colour studies developed from his visits to various Seaside Towns over the past 4 years. These collections of colour studies are used to develop and determine this work. Using a strong focus on geometry, and a palette that represents the feel and experience of walking along the boardwalk on a Seaside pier  McKay has constantly searched for visual direction, while playing with colour, looking for its simplicity, effect, harmony, balance and influence on our emotions while looking closely at the practice and notes of Artist Bridget Riley. Her work has opened a door to experimentation and discovery of new possibilities using cut outs of painted paper to determine the process and the compositions he seeks. Like Riley the work “is rooted in his experience of drawing the nude and from nature”.