The Rag The Tree And The Stack
Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020
137 x 153 cm
“A claustraphobic studio setting with glimpses of a distant mountainscape to the left. A knotted, tatty curtain hangs down on the right, in front of a narrow slice of orange landscape. The foreground of lush green is dishevelled with paint; motifs discretely pass through.
I am interested in what is revealed through the act of painting and although I begin with a vague notion of a space or set and an assembled set of shapes it is only as colours take hold alongside each other and surfaces build up that the narrative reveals itself and the feeling of the place becomes clear. The landscape as still life, reconstruced in the studio. A contained space in which narratives can play out, lighting can be adjusted, mood changed.”