The Mind's Eye

Richard Watts


6 - 11 September 2022
10 am - 5 pm

Opening view: Tuesday 6 September, 6 - 8 pm

Admission free

Oil paint is slow. It has endless possibilities and often rewards experiment. I work in layers: the board, the canvas, gesso and maybe six or seven coats of paint, sanding or scratching. The final result is what you see. I don’t see myself as a painter, more someone who makes pictures.

My work relies on pattern and texture. There is an element of minimalism and it is limited in its palette. I would hope that it has a simple expressive quality, holding the viewer’s attention for a meditative moment.