JILL MIRZA ‘Essaouira From The Port’ 8 x 8 in  /  20 x 20 cm    Acrylic on Canvas   2012
This painting is a snapshot image from travelling in Morocco. When I started making  these small paintings I was involved in creating what I call ‘patchwork’ paintings, large  works made up of an arrangement of smaller images. I decided that many of these  images were very interesting as stand-alone pictures. Working on such a small scale  makes me use simple gestures and keep the marks fresh and telling. The paintings  themselves make very satisfactory objects and work very well when a number of them  are hung close together.