To me, a 'finished' painting is just the visible end-result of a struggle to set down emotional reactions, feelings and moods. I try not to think in terms of 'abstract' or 'figurative' - the distinction between them is subjective and often blurred. Instead, I revel in using bold colour and texture as a vehicle to convey what I cannot through words. Whatever motif emerges from the fray is often a welcome by-product and takes the role of supporting actor. I work mostly in oils and acrylics, frequently combining the two media in one work. The bold, quick-drying immediacy of acrylics is a marvellous foil for a slower, more considered approach with oils.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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