Painting is a repetitive process and the impulse to repeat and the equally strong desire to break the pattern of repetition is what engages me as a painter. The paint is prepared by mixing it into a cream-like consistency and it is poured or dripped onto canvases laid out on the studio floor. The paintings are not focused on the visible world, but they reflect the close proximity of my studio to the sea. With its repetitive rhythms and fluctuating light, the sea provides a good metaphor for the kind of fluid and flexible imagery I use in my paintings.
Colin Booth lives and works in St Leonards on Sea. He works with painting, sculpture and installation and in recent years has exhibited widely throughout the UK. In 2010 he undertook a major commission for the V&A Museum of Childhood in London.