David Quinn: Interview

David Quinn, painting (courtesy of the artist)
David Quinn, painting (courtesy of the artist)

Valerie Brennan interviews painter David Quinn about his work and process.

Quinn explains: "For the past two years I have been working almost exclusively on panels which are 205 x 133mm. The starting point can be anything, a colour, a found piece of paper, another painting etc.. I work on a lot of pieces at the same time. I like being able to see as many of them as I can while I am working. They feed into and off each other, some sit for ages before coming to fruition others can come together quite quickly, the trick is knowing when to step back. I like to layer things up. I probably approach each piece more like a page in a notebook, that's why having lots is important, it means I don't get too precious... I want each piece to contain an element of the unexpected..."