The intuitive, free flow, way I work requires complete concentration. The journey can be fast paced with twists and turns. Time seems to slip away as I step into another world and let the paint tell the story.

I love working with colour and I love using oils that are slower drying, a big brush and a palette knife. It’s a very fluid way of working and allows me to move paint around for longer and encourages interesting images to show up on the canvas. Images that take me by surprise and lead me on a journey.

More recently I’ve been experimenting with mixed media. A bottom layer of acrylics to get a different look peeping through. Using paint straight from tube to canvas. Trying new colours. Whatever feels right for each particular painting.

The paint leads and I follow.

Wendy Worley contemporary new Zealand artist nz