Artwork > Not far from the truth

http://www.brendamaygallery.com.au/enlarge_stock.php?workID=39804&artistID=87
Oil on canvas
80 x 56 cm
2015
Wall Flowers
oil on linen
39 x 28.5
2015
Window (thinking of A.P.)
Oil on linen
30 x 30cm
2015
Hobart Window
Oil on canvas
80 x 56cm
2015
Double Stair
Oil on canvas
140 x 110 cm
2015
Dusty Memories
Oil on canvas
81.5 x 64.5 cm
2015
Blind
Oil on canvas
70.5 x 66 cm
2015
Untitled
Oil on linen
20 x 25cm
2015
Dawn
Oil on linen
28 x 39 cm
2015

This body of work explores ideas of truth and distortion of memory. My images are derived from photographic documentation of events that are both personal yet ubiquitous. I focus on imagery which suggests a narrative, such as the open door, the empty room and the window. The resulting painted images are not replicas of the photos; each is distorted and exaggerated in order to enhance a specific mood, feeling or interpretation of the scene. The differing scale of the paintings also addresses interpretation of memory - is a small painting more personal and private, is a large painting something to be shared? With this body of work I am asking: what is the truth? Is my memory the truth, or is the act of recreating a truth in itself?