Pat Shenstone

Festival: 2020

My paintings are both narrative and autobiographical, I am inclined to take a theme and work on a linked series of ideas. Recent trips to Paris & Rome and holidays in Sicily, Sardinia & France have provided me with a huge source of visual material. Incidents and events that I have experienced and translated into images, observations of family events, or encounters with friends past and present, I enjoy the challenge of making an image that is entirely personal to me have universal meaning. 

I particularly like titles as they provide me with the structure for beginning the work, giving me a focus and allowing me to bring a range of disparate images together. The activity of painting provides a route that has to be followed to the end.   

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