O’Reilly Wilson, Christine

small imageChristine O’Reilly Wilson
Abstract Painter, Printmaker


Christine O’Reilly Wilson




NVQ 4 Visual Arts Practise
PGCE Art and Design
MA Fine Art
BA Hons Fine Art
Foundation Art and Design
Painting, Printmaking 




My starting point for creating a painting will always be to flood the blank canvas with vibrant colour. This colour is applied in thin translucent layers that build up the intensity and opaque appearance of the base layer.

Contrasting colours are applied in stages. Paint is brushed, sponged, poured, and dripped down the surface. I will then soak areas of freshly applied paint, scrap into the surface to soar and reveal what is beneath thus giving a history to the construction of the image .

The physical interaction with the paint on canvas is a vital method of communicating my ideas. I will become so absorbed in the creative working process that my conscious and unconscious intellect seeps into the piece of work.

The whole process is an attempt to relate the human condition by means of the pure aesthetics of abstract colour.


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