Jenny Bloomfield
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I first chose to paint because the marks could be seen as a direct expression of an emotion: line, colour and movement, there to be read like a large book open on the wall. It was satisfying to arrange the emotions and create an order and balance. This was a long time ago, but it was the beginning of my need to contemplate my responses to life.

Painting is rich in the qualities that reflect these needs. It is direct and responsive, private and flexible. It proposes solutions and then raises new questions that are better than those with which one started.

December 2004