O'Stoney Grey Soil (cont...)

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O'Stoney Grey Soil (cont...)

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oil on canvas on panel ca.2012-18
58 x 41cm

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  A little about my practice - basically my work walks down two avenues: photography and painting, but of the two it's painting that’s my medium of choice; I like to create things of weight and quality… even if I am the only one who finds them beautiful.  When painting I try to capture on canvas, that inner animation of the world that I see around me every day as I endeavour to depict 'that fleeting moment in time and space where the reflection of light bouncing off the world captures my thoughts and transports me into the joyous realm of things, and their god the Sun’.  I invariably use photography as a jumping off point, but as the painting progresses I like to allow the inherent characteristics of the individual panels to develop, I like to build the imagery up in multiple layers, where new paintings are continuously set out and painted over the old; building my landscapes up over time in much the same way as the world around us is developed and redeveloped with progress.  As part of this process the original meaning and imagery become less important as the painting nears completion.  In doing this I hope to render visible, something of the essential structure of the world and the hidden relationships that emerge on the heavily worked surface of the canvas as the new and old images combine to create a textured piece that is as much about the destruction of old ideas as the creation of the new.