People who think in the peculiar way that comes while painting (or drawing) might recognize themselves in some of the quotes that I have chosen to place alongside my watercolours. Those taken from the Handke poem suggest a spine-tingling appreciation of duration that I am not fully able to describe… fortunately he is! Anyway, it is something you feel as you paint. Maybe the definitive quote from David Hockney says it all: “I thought, if I want to, I could paint a portrait; this is what I mean by freedom …”.
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