Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Today I have finished the painting that I am going to submit for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and I have to deliver it tomorrow!!!
Why have I left it to the last minute....I have an idea why.
I have been painting now for a long time but have only submitted work for the last four years.
I have been accepted each time although one year the painting was not can be accepted but not hung.
The expectation this time is high so I have had a really casual approach to the whole thing, this expectation I talk of is only within myself.
I have made a weeny painting which I will not show to the world until I have the verdict. Watch this space............

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Saying Goodbye

Remembering Him 80x120cm
It is always a time to stop, pause and think about the next body of work after a big show.
I also have to say goodbye to the paintings that have sold, some are harder to part with than others.
The pieces that have held you and had a more difficult dilogue with are the ones, these are the works that have pushed me.
Just as the relationships in life some are easier than others and sometimes there are hidden rewards for the ones that have been hard work!
Goodbye to all the paintings I sold at the weekend but especially to 'Remembering Him'
Thankyou Andrew and Leila at Stark Gallery x

Monday, 7 March 2011

Affordable Art Fair Battersea Park

It's that time of year again!! The new series of paintings
can be seen at Stark Gallery Stand K8

Thursday 10th March 11am-5.30pm
Friday   11th March 11am-6pm
Saturday 12th March 11am-6pm
Sunday   13th March 11am-6pm

                     'Red Cotton II' 80x100

Thursday, 3 March 2011

A brand new Artist Statement

Artist Statement

My paintings are infinitely domestic. The images I use have become symbols of the celebration I feel for the women in my life past and present. The objects I use are deeply cherished and loved.
The kitchen is the heart of the house, the kitchen table, the pots, cups and bowls are vessels for this narrative.
In the summer months I spend time on the Kent coast and have done since childhood. The nostalgia I experience here is another narrative for my work.
Although using these same symbols, in my most recent paintings the perspective has shifted slightly. The previously distant shapes of the sails on the horizon have come closer. These paintings are about love, loss and the contemplation of time passing.

The surface of the canvas is built up in layers of gesso and paint – with each one showing hints of the last. This part of the process (I think) comes from my origins in printmaking. The quality of the final surface of the painting is evidence of this. The richness and depth of the surface is like the memory itself.