Oil paint and pencil on primed Somerset paper.

 

 

These paintings take imagery from the periphery of art historical paintings as a point of departure; for example, a bird is appropriated from an early Spanish still life painting.

 

Improvisations occur where figurative and abstract images are made in parallel.

The paintings on wood take the work a step further; they have the appearance of expressive, modernist paintings, however they come directly from an attempt to copy the improvised paintings on paper.

paper size approximately 39 x 56 cm