Jason Lilley


Painting increasingly in oil (yet retaining the graphite element of a long period which employed elements of abstraction using watercolour and acrylics overlaid by pencil lines), Jason Lilley's paintings look like an individual yet characteristic interpretation of the familiar roofs, streets and coastline around St Ives. However, for Cornish born Jason, the work contains an underlying narrative based on the artist's concerns for the interaction between the elements, history and politics of the Penwith area in particular. These narratives are implied through composition, handling of media, visual clues and picture titles.