Q. Pat, your presentation is quite unique, unlike other watercolour works your pieces are not framed under glass but present like a canvas. Can you tell us a little more about your stretched paper canvases, and how you came about this idea and way of working?
“Many years ago I was thrown out of a gallery as they said watercolours were too old fashioned and that nobody looks at art hidden behind glass. They suggested I switch to painting with acrylics but the thing that I love about watercolours is how you can see the paint flowing even when it is dry. It has a spontaneity that you simply cannot achieve with thick, sticky acrylics. One sleepless night it just occurred to me that there was no reason why I couldn’t stretch my thick 640 gsm paper around a frame just like you do with a canvas. It’s taken many years to perfect the process and my paintings are strong and waterproof. Many people mistake them for oil paintings.” – Pat Hall
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