4th – 15th July 2017, Courtyard Arts Gallery

I am an ‘amateur’ painter, from ‘amare’, Latin, to love. I just love painting.

I can’t remember when I didn’t doodle, draw, illuminate the spaces down the sides of lecture notes, make cards, paint boxes.

I love the way a design grows, how unexpected shapes and patterns which emerge direct the way it will go, so that the painting itself seems to have as much agency as I do.

I love it best when a finished painting makes me think “how on earth did I do that?”

Frances Wilson