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Question 6: Have you used a number of different media? If so, how did you come to specialize in the media that you currently favour?


I’ve really just concentrated on painting, oil painting because I really like applying thick paint, the versatility of the paint. It can be very liquid or very thick. Also because it takes a long time to dry you can rework what you’ve done, compared to acrylic for instance where, in 10 minutes, you have to move on to something else if you don’t like what you’ve done. Whereas with oil you can push it further to a certain limit. In oil painting though, the limits are further. I worked a little bit on paper with the Imago workshop, for example, to do a few engravings but I always go back to oil, it’s oil that I like the best. There’s a slowness about it, a texture, a shine also, that I really enjoy. I don’t feel like I’ve finished exploring this particular medium, so this motivates me to continue.