A simple arrangement of shapes and colours is enriched by the broken surface of  the wall and the controlled use of edges which give solidity and create pictorial depth.  The intention here is to perceive the opportunities for colour/shape relationships in what I  see in the world around me. Balances between verticals and horizontals and between  strong hues and contrasting tones become the essential formal elements of the painting.
NICK HAIS ‘Yellow Pergola Post’ 20 x 20 in  /  51 x 51 cm  (Diagonal  28¼ in / 71.5 cm)   Acrylic on Canvas   2017