James Lawrence

"I enjoy energy, movement and color. My paintings are a rhythmic combination of feeling and thought combined with formal considerations. I tend to paint intuitively, and work on several paintings at any given time. I use expressive brushwork and layering which allows for chance discoveries. I often re-work areas creating a layered history of the process thus adding to the autobiographical nature of the painting. For me a successful painting is flat and spatial at the same time with a balance of structure and expressiveness, and with a spontaneous, complex and sensual surface, creating layers that one may “enter”."