Ashley West on painting




Acrylic and pasted paper on board

“Starting a new series of paintings the problem solving process begins, all clumsy and careless before the urgency increases. It is daunting and unsettling as I have some ideas and expectations about the journey ahead but not enough clarity. Where is integrity at this moment? It wants to keep a low profile just because it invariably adds weight and increases the conflict. It knows it will be required soon enough so gives me a carefree hour or so, pushing and pulling paint, pouring and blotting. I suppose the materials own integrity is at play and I allow that, enjoy it even. That’s until the manipulation and control start interfering (quite necessarily).” ~ Ashley West