Michael Halliday














My paintings have an essence of their own. Though I may sometimes work from a collage or small drawing, I allow the painting to develop based on my instincts, certain formal considerations, and any favorable accidents that may occur as a result of the paint itself. Color is very important in my work, and I rely on my intuition and visual acuity in deciding which colors I will use in a given motif.

Once in progress, I allow the painting to have a life of its own. I do not attempt to deny the fluid nature of the medium, but rather let it speak for itself; for it is the fluid, dynamic, sensual, and subtle nature of paint that is the driving force behind my work.

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