Presence I*

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Presence I (a)
2017
Oil on Canvas Board
84 x 59 cm

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Presence l (b)
2017
Oil on Canvas Board
84 x 59 cm

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Presence I (c)
2017
Oil on Canvas Board
84 x 59 cm

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Presence I (d)
2017
Oil on Canvas Board
84 x 59 cm

*  the Presence I series is an investigation into two aspects of painting: firstly, is it possible to capture a sense of 'presence' without an evident figurative or abstract element to the composition; and, secondly, is it possible to paint at all without an evident composition in mind.  I appreciate that these are complex issues, and I hope to expand on my thinking in a blog post.  Certainly, these paintings have raised interesting comments from established painters, and have given me the impetus to continue my investigation through a second Presence series.