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There are two aspects of painting which hold a particular interest to me. The first are the qualities of the different colours, individually and in balance with each other. Colour itself is a reason to paint. The second aspect is form, in this case, the form of a creature, be it cat, crow or rat, and how that form speaks of the subject's inner nature. The colour black is an interesting one with which to express this form. It is an impenetrable colour, both mysterious and protecting.

-- Gwendolyn Best


Gwendolyn Best
Dec 19, 2010

"Art is for the birds" was the theme of a show which delighted my imagination and started me on a path of dark exploration. Crows grace our urban landscape but are often met with scorn and rejection. These elegant black creatures are among the most intelligent birds. They live in and care for extended families, which speaks of responsibility and kindliness.

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