Theresa Hackett is a painter and installation artist,primarily works on paper. "My work is a philosophical inquiry; I use the language of abstraction, blending it with the pictorial and pastoral, to create hybrid, textural,twisted landscapes. Painting as a language presents itself as a game for me to dissect; it enables me to play within its delicate balance. As a painter I feel that I am a materialist, one that explores materials as an investigation into what painting is. Painting is a philosophical inquiry"