Artist Statement

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My work is an emotional response to the ebb and flow of nature. Imagery tied to moments and places remembered and stored in my subconscious enter into my work. I explore the emotional potentiality of colour and surface texture. Fluidity, layering and movement are major concerns of my paintings. When I start working, the initial concept or idea is soon left behind and the painting takes on a life of its own. I am open to change and experimentation when I am painting. The creative and expressive nature of my materials are the focus of my work. The process involves slowly building up layers of paint using brushes, knives, or sometimes found objects, utilising whatever is at hand to achieve the desired effect I am seeking at the time. I work in multimedia; acrylics, inks, graphite etc.

 

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