Thu 06 Feb 2020 to Tue 18 Feb 2020
“Being passionate about texture, composition and mark making I take an experimental approach, from the media I use to the materials I paint onto. Utilising a wide range of techniques where appropriate such as printing and painting techniques to create texture or shape. I feel as though every time I paint my work flow is different which results in either inconsistency or a whole world of serendipitous moments of joy depending on my perspective at the time.
I am inspired by the fascinating people of this world that come in all shapes and sizes. When I approach a portrait I contemplate shape, tone, silhouette and the features of the body themselves, I then make a decision on what is absolutely necessary and what can be disposed of. I like to abstract to the nth degree, exploring the idea of identity and how we can recognise a person we know from the smallest detail. How much can you strip away from a portrait before it becomes unrecognisable?“
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