John Davenport

The inspiration for many of my paintings is my attraction to the wonders and mysteries of the Ice Age landforms where I live.  But there is more to this attraction.  Painting for me is about getting the ‘feeling of the place’ and reacting all the while to color resonance and light.  Painting is about the invention of color equivalents, a color that is often a variation of the actual color that I see.  Then there is the physical act of painting, applying oil paint to linen. In a way it doesn’t matter what I paint.  What matters is the application of paint to the linen.  ‘Painting’ in this case becomes the ‘representation.’