Keiran Brennan Hinton
I paint from observation. Starting with a limited palette, I mix colors from life and give attention to the temperature of the light or saturation of a shadow. Through close looking, I am able to capture tactility and texture, and in doing so, depict experience and time. For me, painting is an exercise in patience and concentration that requires a willingness to be surprised. It is about looking without assumptions and listening without interruptions. A painting translates time through observation—slowing the fleeting nature of life via attention and care. It is an invitation to linger and to become aware of the details that previously blended into the surroundings. Most of all, to practice observation through painting is to resist an urge to generalize.