Christopher Stott in progress painting.
Work in Progress / Red

Perhaps my paintings are more about the composition rather than the subject. Perhaps the paintings are about the simple satisfaction of organised thoughts and ideas — straight forward, made easy to understand. Represented as well as I possibly can.

Vintage Toy Fire Truck Painting by Christopher Stott
Vintage Toy Fire Truck / 14 x 18 / oil on canvas / 2007

I use these old objects because these things have character built-in. Maybe the object doesn’t matter at all. Maybe the subject is the colour, the shapes, the design of the painting, the coupling of objects, the lines – all these other elements. Perhaps these are more about design principles than painting principles.

I painted a toy truck eight years ago. I sold the painting on eBay to a collector in Spain.