Statement

My painting practice is experimental and rigorous. I work with oil, incorporating cold wax medium mixed with alkyd. Shapes upon shapes are layered, using hand cut templates. These are somewhat crudely made and imperfectly spaced, which thwarts initial control while indicating the human hand involved in the making. Working wet in wet, unexpected transfers occur, adding richness to the surface. I scrape back in areas to reveal linear elements from the edges of raised forms. In some sections there are up to fifteen layers. Layering, scraping back and re-application of paint in a manner that both obscures and reveals simultaneously, leads me through a process driven inquiry where discovery and exploration are the main objectives. Evident in the final works are a diaristic passage of time and the history of development.

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