I have been painting for 12 years and am in the process of re-evaluating my practice. This has led me to explore Cold Wax Medium over the last 18 months or so
Last year, using a new medium (cold wax), I made a series of paintings, exhibited them in a solo exhibition entitled 'The Goosefield' in the Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co Wicklow and gave a public talk with Donald Teskey, in The Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray.
Primarily a landscape painter, in 2016, I found myself at a point of transition. While still wanting to be deeply engaged in painting, circumstances forced me to try to work more from my memory of places, rather than directly on site. This move to a studio made forced me to tease out exactly what I am looking for. As a result of working indoors and from memory, my paintings became bigger and more abstract.
This shift came from a desire not to just paint places or things, but rather to use the paint itself to express the essence of space and place, and my response to it. Now I am allowing the paint to lead me now as much as the landscape led me in the past.