Party’s Over, 60 x 25cm,  oil on panel, framed

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FINALIST EMSLA ART PRIZE 2012

From the most recent series inspired by what occurs when adults play with children’s toys.

The simple narrative of each painting is explained within the title. These were not planned scenarios, created with joy, occurring through a playful attitude and the thrill of handling the toys themselves. Add a little chance that ‘something’ might happen along the way.

Each time an idea for a composition would began to formulate. Through a childlike approach too nudging a truck, bringing a figure forward, without fail the scenario would reveal itself. A very adult world. The everyday, the serious, the dangerous, the humorous, the mundane of urban travel, depending on your outlook. I just wanted to play.