Inside the studio, Summer 2024

Inside the studio, Summer 2024

Since the 1990s, I’ve been exploring processes that lend surface change to the paintings as they dry over time. It’s a method that creates tension between chance and control. Earthy pigments are suspended in liquid solutions that are applied separately at intervals. All works are painted in mixed media; the size ranges are between 2 x 2 and 2 x 2.5 metres.


Outi Remes, former director of SHP, said, “I had the pleasure of working with Derek Hill on the “Flaw” exhibition at South Hill Park in 2011. Derek’s approach to his art is truly alchemical, transforming his cavernous studio into a magical space filled with intricate wooden beams, paintings, and tools. His ability to blend a vast array of materials and techniques results in works ranging from microscopic biological processes to grand geographical phenomena, all within a few square feet. His work is lucid and mysterious, generous and intense, and his creative vision made the exhibition a resounding success. Derek’s dedication and innovative spirit are truly inspiring, and I highly recommend him for any artistic endeavour.” May 23, 2024. Outi Remes is the director of the New Ashgate Gallery.


Notes on development:

Dr Outi Remes: Processing Paintings:

John Millard, Shifting Worlds:


Film page, new video shorts:

Video shorts playlist: inside the artist’s studio.