Shane Drinkwater delves into the act of painting landscapes with a minimum repertoire of visual elements aiming for a maximum visual intensity. The images are spontaneous, easy to view but full of visual and emotive information, letting the viewer respond with their own perceptions.
Painting is something I’ve always needed to do and I’m enjoying it more and more: it’s the joy of putting colour, shape and gesture on a surface. I find it difficult to put into words why I paint or what I paint about. Ideas and images appear through the making of the work and I don’t feel the need to analyse them: language becomes unnecessary, I let the work speak for me.