Roger Sutcliffe

"Responding to my environment and immersion in the material process of making objects, leads to an intense focus concentrating on using one, or a combination of processes throughout a series, and with one line of inquiry leading to another. I have a conscious, or subconscious compulsion, to continually explore. My painting and printmaking practices allow reaction to the developing image using intuitive and multi-layered processes and adjustments as the image develops. My work has been described as being rooted in abstract expressionism and colour-field painting. Influences in my practice include abstract artists Harold Town, Ben Nicholson, Lyubov Popova, Jack Bush, Paul Huxley, and Terry Winters. My painting and printmaking reflect my interest in the interactions of bold colours, lines, and hard edged geometric shapes, inviting viewers to pause, reflect, and have their own visual and emotional response."