My paintings are of surfaces weathered by time. These may include walls, fences and doors, notice boards, even the gold leaf peeling from the back of a statue of Buddha. Each painting consists of several layers of paint, collage, printing and marks made with pencils and oil pastels. In some layers I add marks, in others I take elements away by scratching into paint, sanding or tearing off collage. In this way my process mirrors the way wind and the rain act on the surfaces.

I try to capture the spirit and atmosphere of the place that inspired a painting. When this happens, I give the painting the name of the place on which it is based.

© 2020 Beverley Johnson All rights reserved.

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Bark study in blue and terracotta

Acrylic and oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm Sold