A painting in progress

I’ve been working on this for 4 sittings spread over 7 days, which doesn’t seem that long really! I’m kind of struggling to know what to do with it next. It turns out not spacially orienting myself in the world of the painting before I start putting colour down leads down a winding, unclear, frustrating…… Continue reading A painting in progress

Painting a square study

I don’t think I’ve ever painted using a square surface before, and never for a plein air painting. I decided to use a tiny square board for a study quite randomly, and the results are interesting. As soon as I started painting in the spot I had picked, my focus was on describing visceral and…… Continue reading Painting a square study

New painting

How can a painting be attached / detached from place? place | pleɪs | noun1 a particular position, point, or area in space; a location…2 a portion of space designated or available for or being used by someone: they hurried to their places at the table | Jackie had saved her a place. • a vacancy or available position…• the role played by or importance attached to someone or something in a particular context: the place of computers in improving office efficiency….3 a position in a sequence or series, typically one ordered on the basis of merit: his score left him in ninth place.Apple Dictionary I feel this is what I…… Continue reading New painting

I’ve got a podcast!

Don’t mind the Gap is a monthly podcast for the kind of conversations that fill a shared studio space, because we believe that sharing ideas fuels creativity. I co-run an artist collective with artist Nuria Rovira called The GAP Studio and in this podcast we dive into the space between our distinct art mediums. Expect…… Continue reading I’ve got a podcast!

Impressions of the paintings by Christina Quarles

https://www.christinaquarles.com/Paintings-1 Naked bodies that dance in and out of planes. Figures that sprawl and writhe under the loose eroticism of the body, undulating with sexuality and the grotesque. This is the body-pounding impression of the paintings and drawings by Christina Quarles. Each painting by the American born, Los Angeles based artist contains a tangle of…… Continue reading Impressions of the paintings by Christina Quarles