February 28, 2010
I painted this image back in 2007, while learning a few tricks of the trade with Donal Murray who taught me briefly early in school before furthering his skills in the Academy in New York. An introduction to the theory of colour with regards the modelling of form in paint quickly moored a fascination and, soon enough, an obsession with the potential of painting in my brain.
By being able to judge light from shade – having that feeling of a low sun on one side of your face – and playing with that aspect of sensation that pulls between a visual on a two-dimensional picture plane and a multi-sensory experience, I had found something I believe could fashion something pretty powerful.
This wee painting marked the start of a sweet entanglement with colour, a subject of countless works of art and culture throughout the years!