Susannah Phillips: Interview

Susannah Phillips, Untitled, 2007-08, 30 × 40 inches (courtesy of Bookstein Projects)
Susannah Phillips, Untitled, 2007-08, 30 × 40 inches (courtesy of Bookstein Projects)

Larry Groff interviews painter Susannah Phillips.

Phillips comments: "The important thing for me, whatever the source of the colour, be it observed or invented, it should work in the painting as a whole. I might drop the real colour of the object in favour of something I want instead; so, for example, a cloth that might be blue ends up being something quite else in the painting... Everything I do is related to something out there, but I usually have an idea for a painting before knowing how the seen thing, the motif, can be used for making the painting."