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“I use drawing as a resource for my paintings. I find natural forms such as trees very human as they follow the same line in shape and shadow. I draw frequently and build up a bank of gestural knowledge which I then relate intuitively to the material, referring to my own experience and memory of line, and in some sense the ‘muscle’ memory I have built up through drawing.

The entropic movement of the watery acrylic allows the paint to make marks beyond my direction, aiding an organic unfolding of form in the imagery, which is enhanced by the organic physicality of the hung material. This creates an immersive experience in the creation and the appreciation of the work, overall giving a visual sensation that resonates with the viewer.”

 

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