Vitality by Cath Duncan. 2023. Mixed media on canvas.


“Vitality” is an abstract painting, created intuitively through a layered process of experimentation, trust, and play. Gestural, glowing, and full of movement and texture, “Vitality” is an expression of the feelings of aliveness, freedom, and resilience that I’ve been able to experience through my most treasured relationships, my adventures in nature and my creative endeavours. These are the peak moments and feelings that give my life meaning and sustain me through difficult times.

Below is a video of the beginning stages of this artwork. Here I used big gestures, quick movements, and lots of fluid paint. It’s super fun! But it’s not all this fast or flippant. As the artwork developed, things slowed down more and more to allow for drying time between layers, and so that I could carefully discern the adjustments and details that were necessary to pull the piece together and bring it to resolution.

Original artwork

This original artwork’s dimensions are 150 x 120cm x 4.5cm (59 x 47.2 x 1.7 inches) and it was created using mixed media on stretched canvas.

This artwork is available, unframed, for €3 500 (EUROS).

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