The dynamics of colour is the predominant factor in the work and I am inspired by its behaviour, changing light, atmosphere and density. The paintings are developed through a process of masking and layering, revealing colours and controlling the colour interaction. I work in oil and acrylic, on paper and canvas.
Although my paintings are abstract I am often motivated by observations of my surroundings, stratums, folds, layers, formations, depths, organized systems, light rhythms and sequences. I hope that these paintings will have a visual impact that they will draw in the viewer that they will affect and even excite the senses, that they will create a vehicle for contemplation. The intention is that new depths are discovered each time the viewer returns.
- Carole Hawthorne