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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

Latest Albums

  • Rats

    Rats Jan 05, 2011

    Rats! What can one say about rats? Are they a true "underdog" in our urban animal kingdom?
    Some consider them a disease-ridden pest, but are they not also keen,... »

  • Abstracts

    Abstracts Dec 19, 2010

    My process for non-figurative work is slightly different from work which contains an image. It is a more reactive process. Colours and forms respond to each other. As another... »

  • Other

    Other Dec 24, 2010

    "Other" signifies everything that does not, as yet, fit neatly into a category. These paintings involve more of an exploration in different directions rather than a continued... »

  • Bats

    Bats Mar 14, 2012

    Bats are other members of the family of night creatures, those mysterious animals which lead rich lives, unseen by most, in the shelter of darkness. »