Inextricably linked to the role of colour is the “stuff” itself. That is to say, the touch and substance of the accumulated evolutions of the paint surface. This is not a case of texure for texture’s sake, but a product of an all-out compulsion through successive applications to find in paint-medium an equivalence to those many nuances of thought and feeling which are expressed in the forming of the ultimate image. Obvious though these tactile factors can be their presence dentes that wonderful paradox at the heart of painting wherein the sensations of depth and space can be evoked on the picture plane through the marriage of illusion and surface reality.
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