Sharon Kitching draws as white noise, in meetings, on buses, while watching the television. These drawings filter into her work, and become painting studies in themselves, mixed in with life drawing sessions and scribbles of strangers seen on the street. Her interest in true crime and the broken narrative of the moment create half fact, half fictional paintings about the scene. Figures in her paintings are built up from progressive paint layers, revealing a history of the previous figures and paint, and previous decisions beneath. A painting is considered finished when the figure(s) resist any further change. The work is largely figurative and reflects her interest in portraiture, and particularly in the gaze. The paintings play with the interaction between colour and the psychological aspects of portraiture, featuring a palette of hyper high-key yellows or blues, and carry in them a history of past decisions, changes and wrong turns. The intersection between painting and drawing can show both the intention, and the decisions of the artist.
Her studio is located in 1+2 artist Rozelle artist studios, Sydney Australia and studio visits can be arranged on request.