Andrew McCutcheon
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“My current painting practice is studio based using experiences and recollections from remote locations with little regard to topographical landscape or specific constituents.

Having formerly valued the importance of direct observation drawing to support my painting, I now prefer to allow memory and imagination to fuel a more creative response.

I am particularly attracted to harbours and estuaries; fascinated by the channels of water, lines and shadows, shapes and textures associated with the ebb and flow of the tidal environment.

Relying on my memory bank of impressions, my paintings begin with a conscious selection of colour and initial gesture or mark. From that point onwards I work instinctively. Each painting continues on its complex journey, asserting, veiling and obliterating using mainly acrylic paint combined with a variety of media.

Each painting’s journey is usually complex, undergoing dramatic changes sometimes taking weeks to resolve.”