I like making oddly shaped canvases. I create them by weaving materials I have found or collected; such as cardboard, fabrics and plastics. As I build colour using acrylic paint, the materials in my canvases define the gestures I make. I enjoy playing with this relationship between illusion, through gestural mark making, and representation, via the inclusion of physical materials. Rather than my paintings being full of gestures, the painting itself is a gesture.
Image: Boxes of contrast, 2015, acrylic on canvas