of sally Carlaw
Essentially it is nature that inspires me.
This fascinating world throws up fleeting moments of beauty which I aspire to
capture and somehow freeze the essence of these moments using the ancient yet
still intoxicating language of colour. It almost seems to be an intuitive
reaction Ð inspiration takes hold and I respond with pigment.
Although the initial subject matter is
important in focusing my attention, it also acts as a springboard into the
work itself. there comes a point where each painting takes on a personality of
its own and commences to dictate each decision, evolving like a conversation.
I like to start loose composing in fluid areas
of colour, then attempt to pull these together and convey the subject with an
expressive economy of line. Here begins the alchemy and the juggling where
decision follows decision until the manipulation is complete and the outcome
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