Mike Crouch

I am an abstract artist using processes adapted from those of Gerhard Richter and influenced by the Abstract Expressionists.

Using both Acrylic and Oil paints, I am interested in the interaction of colours, having experimented over years with the medium of ceramic glazes.

The works are produced initially without conscious thought and subsequently worked, by erasure and application, until they “seem right”. 

The development of a painting is influenced by the music that is played during the creation.

Chance, even chaos, plays a major part in my work, both as theme and as method.

The larger works, which allow the viewer to be immersed “in” rather than look “at” them, enable a viewer to extract meaning or real images that were not intended