Regarding Lifted 2010:
A friend and model Kathleen provided the core inspiration for this painting. Kat has a dance background which gives here a striking self-awareness; her sensitivity to space, movement and stillness all contributed to the atmosphere and tone of this work.
A few smaller studies were completed first (uncharacteristic of my working method) and then I just laid the paint on, with a few shifts throughout to register and respond to gestures I have come to know over time.
Encuentros is showing until Saturday 04 December at Lindberg Galleries, Level 2/289 Flinders Lane Melbourne.