Virginia's current body of work investigates mixed media gouache, acrylic and resin on canvas. She explores the relationships between form and the illumination of resin.
Virginia says of her process: “Paint is laid on paint, mark is laid on mark. The subject becomes less important as the painting progresses. Often the sheer thickness of the paint, between the small valleys and crags of paint add to the paradox of realised space. Sometimes the subject is formed by the drama of colour – forms caught up in the method of paint laid upon paint. Often in the painting I invent visual ideas and images that are summoned up by the automatic gesture, where the marks have no specific reference purpose. It is a play of mind and imagination”.
Winner of the Molly Morpeth Canady Art Award 2012
Winner of the Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award 2011
Finalist in the Waikato Painting
Finalist in Print Making Art Award
Finalist in the James Wallace Trust Art Award.