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Night garden

Cheryl Oliver
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
94 x 99 cm
Keringke Arts


Generally I see an image in my head before I start, then I start painting the bits I see very clearly in my head. At a point the painting takes over and begins to unfold. I learnt to paint by watching my mum, and this painting is a bit like she used to paint.

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