Original abstract painting by Sally-Anne Ashley


  • Acrylic paint / ink / various pencils / hand and machine embroidery on canvas
  • 20 x 20 x 1.5" (50 x 50 x 3.5cm) painting  
  • Finished with a UV protective satin varnish
  • Ready to hang
  • Framing options available 
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  • More about this painting...

    'I see you' feels primal and raw with it's strong visual image of an animal, vessel or container type composition. The storylines of it's history show through the transulcent layers of paint and glazes and the markmaking in areas could resemble that of tribal type patterning. Hand and machine embroidery accentuate some of the marks and add another layer of intricacy to the surface.

    'I see you' feels like a statement piece that would proudly sit alone or amongst other curiosities.

    This was many paintings previously so several layers of paint had built up, this had caused the fabric to sag. I originally made this canvas so knew I could re-stretch it. Once removed from the stretcher bars, it felt completely different to handle, it immediately became a much loved piece of cloth which I felt a strong connection to. I had the desire to be 'closer' to it, like an avid reader carries their books, I wanted to keep this well loved fabric close to me.  That's when I felt drawn to paint on it with my fingers and start stitching into it. 

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