My work has always been a coloristís view of the landscape or cityscape. I work plein-air and in the studio and feel that one approach complements the other. In recent years my explorations have taken me in a more abstract and figurative direction. The figure and/or landscape serve as points of departure. What happens on the canvas has become more of a focal point than the subject. The connection between the two sometimes becomes very tangential. The subject seems to becoming subordinate to how the shapes and colors are relating on the canvas. I feel that I am not so much a recorder of what I see, but a responder to what Iíve seen. I feel that my best work is done when I am able to paint faster than I can think. Not knowing where it is all going keeps me inspired and excited.
William Rushton's Artist