Synthesis by Kathy Ready. Oil on canvas, 82cm x 72cm

Pairing a love of colour and the freedom of expression that comes with abstraction, my paintings are an emotive response to the world around me.

Starting with a mood, hue or shape, I work intuitively, filling my canvases with broad brushstrokes. Each piece is slowly built up in layers, gaining greater depth and detail in the process. And as the painting naturally unfolds to completion, it is the work itself that dictates the direction and outcome.

Essentially, I like to create accessible and visually appealing works of art, that have the ability to stop the viewer and draw them in for further exploration. My desire is that the sensibility of the painting emanates, and a meaningful connection is made.