“His paintings are usually made of many different media - oil, pencil, watercolors - and so include many different layers.
  But they also seem dense: they often include a main portrait of a woman or a horse, but this is surrounded by a sea of marginalia.  It’s as though the painting was itself very old and had a history.  It has accumulated the detritus and comments of many ages, perhaps even of many hands.  It’s a mystery which, as several collectors remind us, rewards many, many visits.  These are paintings which can be constant companions.


        Richard D. North is a UK commentator, writer and  broadcaster                                          

 

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