David Sargerson
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The esteemed artist Ivon Hitchens once said that landscape was 'a peg on which to hang a painting’.

I understand this to mean that although landscape is the inspiration for the painting process it does not necessarily define the outcome of it. Ivon Hitchens used landscape as the genesis for his painting but was not bound to strict representational concerns. Instead the final image is a result of an exploration in to the method of painting itself.

The exploration of composition, line, tone, shape, colour and form is also fundamental to my work and portraiture is very much my peg.