Mali Morris on painting


“Sometimes, during working periods that are more exploratory than usual, a painting seems to arrive by accident….. First there is a kind of suspicion mixed with fascination, a hunch, then a decision to leave it be, to look away and come back to it another time. After many versions on other canvases, trying to understand what I am finding so intriguing, I become more conscious of what the intruder implied and where it has been leading. By that stage I have recognised it as a painting, the first of a new series, and I feel relieved that I gave it its chance.” ~ Mali Morris