I paint places, objects, or things that I would categorise somewhere between place and object. They are the starting point for a process of improvisation and meditation.
Subject matter comes to me slowly- I can't force it! Places I've walked by hundreds of times or a photo that I put aside years ago can suddenly make sense as part of my practice.
I work on board as it allows me to sand and scrape back paint. This has become an important part of my process, the marks made can inform or be incorporated into a new layer. Through each layer there is a dialogue between painting, the subject and myself. The finished painting with traces of preceding layers is a synthesis of ideas, moving towards a representation of thought.
Tom Pitt Artist Tom Pitt Painter