Peter Shear: Interview

Peter Shear, Untitled, 2011 acrylic and gel medium on canvas, 8 x 10 inches
Peter Shear, Untitled, 2011 acrylic and gel medium on canvas, 8 x 10 inches

Valerie Brennan interviews painter Peter Shear about his work and process.

Shear remarks that "Sometimes images are allowed to evolve organically but more often I'll paint everything out that isn’t working. The discarded image is still there; the memory is still there influencing the painting but it informs indirectly... It’s become increasingly important to leave behind an image to which no concrete meaning can be attached, only possibility."