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Thursday, 24 July 2008

Gilles

Gilles - a small pencil drawing. One of numerous studies for a large oil-on-board painting based on a Watteau painting.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Goya enters the event

Goya enters the Event is a small detail from a large oil painting on canvas from my long running Event series. These Events are built up over time from memories and a wide range of visual stimuli sources that gradually find their narrative. This picture making process is, I suppose, the story writing phase of creating each Event. I like to leave it up to the viewer to interpret the story or stories that are suggested on the canvas and to form their own imaginings - in a way its a bit like the freedom of reading a book when your visual imagination allows you to hold a unique picture of that book, almost independent of the picture in the authors mind.