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Oil Pastel, Pencil, Felt Tip, Emulsion, Oil and Watercolour on Canvas
59 x 90 x 4.5
March 2015

There is almost always a painting once considered finished underneath my works. They have been painted over. Sometimes completely, sometimes enough to drastically alter. This is a crudely made piece of work but with elements of cleaning up involved. I’m interested in the thick build up, the remnants of paint and application, the serendipitous mark making and the notion of borders and boundaries within paintings.

The hint of a figure is little more than a shadow, or a shape that resembles a figure. The materials used have really been abused here, pushed to their limits and evidence of the battle that was fought between them, is left on the surface of the canvas.

This really is an indiscreet and crude piece of work.