Painting embraces a broad field that touches on most of the visual arts.

Despite this, there are basic principles for the medium that can provide a foundation for working with and refining the student’s own artistic expression. These include various materials and qualities like colour, light, texture and thickness that, in turn, can be read as materiality but also as representation of “something else”.

The borderland between image and painting is historically predicated and it approaches fundamental issues like representation, context and ideational content that are all preconditions for artistic expression and for our understanding/interpretation of such expression.

The direct address that both artist and beholder are faced with make painting an open and accessible medium at the same time that its historic roots allow it rich interpretative possibilities.

Painting is often the bearer of an alternatively imagined you or I and thus can serve as communication or an object of transition for our dreams and ideas in a very direct manner.