Orla Crean

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I am an artist teacher who has always been interested in the creative process. Highlighting the importance of being aware of this process in my teaching and in my own practice. Recently I read an article about the cognitive processes at work when working with watercolour and this has led to my most recent series of images. A fascination with the sea and a desire to allow the process of applying paint take the lead rather than having any preset ideas of outcome. A winter of sea swimming has encouraged me to try and capture this experience aesthetically.