One Discovers a Painting

Price: £175
Medium: Mixed Media on Paper
Dimensions: 28x28cm
Date Painted: 2014 , Devon

One discovers a painting as one might discover a forest with snow falling and then suddenly, unexpectedly, come upon an open glade with sunlight penetrating the falling snow, simultaneously. Paintings are not to be reasoned with, they are not to be understood, they are to be recognised. They are an equivalent to nature, not an illustration of it; their test is in the depth of the artist’s imagination.

John Hoyland (1934-2011)