Polished lacquer does not only reflect our response to form, it defines form”. It was through this quote that my attention was turned towards lacquering and japanning. With such an interest on the possibilities of paint and painting materials I was curious to see if there was some aspect of traditional craft that could be used within a contemporary painting practice.

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Whereas traditional lacquer involves the process of filling, lacquering and polishing I want to investigate the possibilities of creating depth and form within my work but at the same time maintain the definite textured surface to my work. Between each working of paint on the canvas surface, whether the image is kept or changed, a layer of varnish has been introduced. This reveals the true colour and depth has been added to the work. This has also introduced a visual history to each piece documenting the growth and process of the painting.

Freedom 13, Acrylic paint and varnish on canvas 100cms x 50cms (2)

‘Freedom 1’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

£550

 

Freedom 6 100cms x 50cms 2008

‘Freedom 2’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

£550

 

Freedom 30, Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas, 100cms x 50cms

‘Freedom 3’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

Sold

 

Freedom 11, Acrylic paint and varnish on canvas 100cms x 50cms

‘Freedom 4’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

£550

 

Freedom 9 Acrylic paint and varnish on canvas 100cms x 50cms

‘Freedom 5’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

£550 

 

Freedom 22, Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas, 100cms x 50cms

‘Freedom 6’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

£550

 

Freedom 23, Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas, 100cms x 50cms

‘Freedom 7’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

£550

 

Freedom 15, Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas, 100cms x 50cms

‘Freedom 8’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

£550

 

Freedom 14, Acrylic paint and varnish on canvas, 100cms x 50cms

‘Freedom 8’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

Sold

 

Freedom 16, Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas, 100cms x 50cms

‘Freedom 9’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

£550

 

Freedom 8, Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas, 100cms x 50cms

‘Freedom 10’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

£550

 

Freedom 21, Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas, 100cms x 50cms

‘Freedom 11’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

£550

 

horiz black line Freedom 25 100cms x 50cms 2008

‘Freedom 12’, Mixed Media on canvas 100cms x 50cms

Sold

 

ghost-acrylic-paint-ink-and-varnish-on-canvas-142cms-x112cms

‘Ghost’, Mixed media on canvas 150cms x 100cms

£1,600

 

freedom1 , Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas, 100cmx80cm

‘Drift’, Mixed media 120cms x 100cms

£950 

'Big Red', Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas 142cms x112cms, (2)

‘Big Red’, Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas 142cms x112cms

£1,800

 

Defence , Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas, 100cmx80

‘Defence’ , Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas, 100cmx80

£750

 

Freedom 17 Acrylic paint and varnish on canvas 100cms x 100cms

‘Blue’ , Acrylic paint, ink and varnish on canvas, 100cmx80

Sold