​​​​​​​​​Marlene Vine

 Copyright ​© ​2016 Marlene Vine

Not Yet Titled (16.5) 2016, acrylic ink on painted ground on Arches paper (detail) 

My painting is rooted in the aesthetics of gestural abstraction and color field painting. In the beginning I work intuitively, drawing masses of marks or long sweeping repetive lines that fill up the canvas and form a multi-layered field of color, shapes, forms, lines, texture. In process, my painting shifts between spontaneous incidents and careful consideration as I feel my way around the surface – drawing, layering, painting and re-painting – creating networks of relationships with the endless forms that emerge, disappear, and reappear until my painting reaches a point when I feel it conveys a timeless all-over sense of space and wholeness.​