Molly Thomson

For Molly Thomson, painting is a process of construction, reconfiguration, application, observation and assessment. She was born in Perth, Scotland and lives and works near Norwich.

It is a process she repeats until the point is reached when each individual painting achieves a balance between its painted surface and object presence. A palette of carefully chosen colour creates a lush colour field in each. From a distance you could be mistaken in thinking that they follow the tradition of monochromatic modernist painting. However further inspection proves this is not the case.
Molly works with a surgical precision within the limits of each wooden panel, slicing off a corner and adding a curve or a raised area to change the nature of the surface or reveal layers of underlying colour that supports the finished finely tuned colour.