As a young painter, I was introduced by John Ogburn to two approaches to painting which have remained invaluable.
In one approach I work from something I wanted to express, be it clear or embryonic. In the other I just start painting, sustained only by my affection for the medium, and see where it leads me.
Within both of these approaches, I try to keep myself open to catching a glimpse of the face or personality of the painting, then to assist that emerging personality in reaching its maturity.
“I am indebted to the inspirational teaching of John Ogburn which revealed to me our Western Tradition and also to the support of the Harrington Street Gallery co-operative and its ideals.
That my painting has, I think, been able to grow and hopefully advance, I am beholden to these two. Without them, my painting would by now, I am sure, be dull and repetitious.”
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