Mel Williamson 2023

Oil on Aluminum
14" x 12" Framed

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My paint is presented as a physical substance, relating to our sense of touch. The tactile and slippery nature of oil paint is celebrated as subjects emerge like sculptures during the process. The background remains connected, only partially releasing the forms, to create tension and animation.

I want to capture in paint the emotion held within the figure, the truth expressed thru unconscious gesture. There is a chain of voyeuristic observation: the unaware subject, the painter, the viewer. Brief and humble moments are elevated, validated as we bear witness. 

~Salt Spring Artist, Mel Williamson