Created by, Melissa Wraxall
My recent work, intensely coloured expressionist abstraction, has developed gradually out of the painterly, gestural, figurative paintings and drawings of my MFA. Each layer of colour is an intuitive and improvisatory response to the last, balancing eye-popping contrasts, with subtle variations of hue and texture. My approach embraces chance and experimentation, using unconventional tools and techniques alongside brushes and palette knives. Titles are suggested to me as the work develops but I am always intrigued and delighted by other interpretations. Instagram: @melissa.wraxall
Medium: Oil on wooden panel
Size: 40cm x 30cm
Part of the Black Swan Arts Open 2022 collection.