Trudie Mooney aims for balance and tranquility in her paintings, choosing objects and fabrics which will either complement or contrast with each other in a considered composition. The subject may be observed, remembered or imagined. She often returns to the same shapes with a fresh eye to explore the interaction between them in a distinct configuration.
Lighting and colour are a means of emotive expression, a cooler palette giving a sense of space and distance whistle a warmer palette is more intimate and inviting. Soft folds or patterns on fabric provide disparity to the hard edges and solidity of the man-made objects. The mood can be one of affinity and closeness or one of quiet detachment.