For the last seven years Coco has been painting with oil on board and then carving back through the surface using an engraving tool. This allows her to bridge the two practices of drawing and painting. Cezanne’s process of building up forms of colour and simplifying the landscape into geometrical forms inspires the initial process of oil painting on board. Coco breaks down form via areas of shadows and light. The forms then come to life with textural overlays created by the carving process. “ By carving back through the surface, I’m able to create another layer, one that is more playful, and a gestural expression of the form and place”.