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Profile - Matt Gould

Living by the sea at Marcoola, Matt is influenced in his paintings by the movement and colours of the ocean.
A swim each morning becomes an observation on the form and shape of the waves and the way light rests on and penetrates the water, sparking a desire to capture that fresh feeling.
Then there is the processes of making a painting;
preparing a panel, planning a composition, rendering the drawing, underpainting in acrylic to formulate the colours and tones, then mixing the oils and painting the final coat, each stage being a reason to be immersed in the moment.
“There is, for me, a continual cycle of the inspiration for creativity to the fulfillment of an expression that keeps me on the search, with the aim of realizing a feeling with more resolve each time.”