“I don’t know in advance what I am going to put on canvas any more than I decide beforehand what colours I am going to use.”
Picasso’s statement very much reflects the way I approach my art.
I paint intuitively allowing the paint and mark making to direct and influence the way the works develop. The physicality and tactile properties of multi layered paint, collage and mixed media is what excites me. Bold brush-stokes, dripped paint, collage and thin glazes are often melded to create the layered and textural effects in my work. By applying multiple layers, the compositional elements appear and disappear with accidents and unexpected results often remaining in the final works.