Impermanence and the cycles of nature are my inspiration. Light emerging from shadow, the relationships between humans and nature, rich surfaces echoing time-worn layers scoured by the elements, deep pools of water, reflections, mist on the shoreline, are captured in layers of paint.

My passion is in the process and materials. Awakening the surface with bold, intuitive marks, layers of paper, paint, and textures, captures the early freedom and spontaneity. Much is learned from experiments and working intuitively, embracing the unexpected and responding spontaneously.

When immersed in art making there is an unmeasured sense of time - kairos, or episodic, rather than chronos, or linear.

Imagery such as rivers and tributaries, branches of trees, the nervous system of humans - all have common patterns, as do the planets in our solar system and cellular structures of plants and animals. I am intrigued by the patterns and repetition found in nature’s microscopic to cosmologic worlds and how they are reinterpreted in the built environment.

© Kathleen Ainscough 2017