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April 13, 2017
From the outset, I wanted to be a painter like Christine. She worked in a highly realistic style but managed to inject warmth and personality into everything she painted. This was a time before colour imagery became as prolific as it is today. We had no computers, no tablets, not even colour photocopiers with which to create or reproduce artwork. The process of image making, especially realistic image making, was for me infused with a sense of alchemy and wonder. To be able to manipulate wet, sticky stuff and turn it into something tangible and real was magical and compelling.