Marie Laywine - Contemporary Fine Art

Contemporary Fine Art.
In my painting I work with what I call the ‘interior landscape’; I use images and ideas from my dreams to help me represent visually the mountain ranges and coastal plains inside a person.
I build up the image slowly on paper, board or canvas, using materials dictated by the image and its complexity. I apply the paint with a palette knife, followed by layers of transparent glazes. This process is repeated until I achieve the desired textural effect; this sometimes means that a work will remain ‘in progress’ for several years. I like to refer to this process as an ‘archaeological dig’ on a psychic level.