gallery one paintings

It was at an arts residency in rural Portugal in 2012 that I began to paint again. If I were to talk about what inspires me or provides me with the conditions to want to paint, it is the natural landscape – its elements of space, light, sky, distance, breadth and beauty. And although many of the paintings allude to landscape, I don’t set out to paint the landscape. There are no direct references to the observed world. Rather, I’m drawing from a ‘pot’ of sensory memorabilia that is then rendered intuitively with paint. The painting for me, in both process and as finished product, becomes a meandering visual story, a four-sided open story that can wander off the canvas.

 

All works, oil on linen or canvas, dimensions variable, 2012 – current

Photo credit ReDot Fine Art Gallery, unless otherwise specified

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