Kim Appleton


I am very experimental and I love to paint in fairly abstract style exploring textures and mark making. I am endlessly fascinated by nature and the landscape around me with an interest in geology and the inevitability of passing time. I apply (and remove) the paint using palette knives, brushes, card, sticks and anything really that comes to hand! I want the paint to create a life of its own, I avoid contrived marks and allow pigments and solvents to mix or drip and find their own place of the canvas. Through this exploration of the media, the subject will slowly appear through the layers of paint. Sometimes a painting can come together in a week and other times it can take years and layers of paint before I'm happy.