This painted animal series was born out of a love for painting and a playful nod to mid-19th Century hand tinted photographs. It begins with one of my own photographs. It is something which stirs my curiosity as I interact with the subject; first in the creation of the photograph and then in painting over the base image.
There is a freedom to exploring the colors, humor and tensions. You, the viewer can then interact with the piece. Moving from the more temporal to higher aesthetic planes creates a new perception of the world around us that prompts new realizations of the “normal”. – Jenny Gummersall