The main driving force for what I do is a passion for finding ways to collide imagery in conflicting styles to create a unique experience of the sublime. I use graphic imagery and recurring motifs to introduce a comedy, but also to help illuminate my dominant ideas and central themes as well as suggest a deeper meaning to my painting. I use erratic and ‘uncontrolled’ marks to deliver an unease, but to also link the painting and create a flow. I am always challenged by my paintings and constantly taken on a journey. I am always learning more about myself and growing as an artist. In that sense, I am never finished with my journey, only satisfied if I achieve my personal triumphs to then move forwards. There is no finish line.
Bethan Page, April 2021 The University of Chester