ARTWORK AVAILABLE FOR SALE
This painting started life as a landscape painting!
Last year I found myself in an arty rut and struggled to motivate myself. I had been painting commissions and knew that I needed to do something for myself, and develop a handwriting of my own. My husband kindly gifted me the week long course at Coombe Farm Studios and I went with an open mind. We were painting landscapes in an abstract style, and each painting began with Gerry's trademark splashing and splatting on the canvas in a rhythmic fashion. After years of painting in a realistic style, I struggled and though I enjoyed the course, I returned home with a boot full of half hearted starts and put them to the back of the studio.
A few months later, when the urge came to paint horses for myself, I reached for one of the landscapes and this happened! It was a revelation. It totally resonated with me, the energy, the freedom, the mark making, the colour and pattern, the layers!
It is easily one of the most popular paintings I have done and translates beautifully into various items for the home.
So I say to anyone that my have dismissed past work and put it out of sight, take some time and reimagine it with the freedom that it can become anything without the pressure for it to be perfect!
Hence the title, "Freedom"!
Thrilled to win this Award! Thank you to my nominators!!
I am big at experimenting with different techniques, mediums, and substrates which sometimes leads to a variety of work which some would call serendipitous!
This is down to an enquiring mind and low boredom threshold but in recognition of this I think it works to my advantage as an artist as I certainly don't produce stale work. Every painting is a new adventure whether that be a portrait of an animal, person, or landscape - it all speaks to me and I love to use my skills to bring it to life!
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EXHIBITIONS FOR 2019
ON MY EASEL TODAY....
Acrylic on box canvas
As the seasons shift it would be a shame not to record the changing colours, the seasonal rural labours, and the feelings they evoke. I, as many others will identify with their little piece of rural heaven being torn apart and changed forever in the name of progress and new housing. The Cheshire landscape has changed immensely and it feels like an obligation to record at least my little slice of it for posterity. This is one of four paintings that I am working on depicting different scenes through the seasons that will become a record of an idyllic place that will be in my heart forever.
Painted using a fresh contemporary palette and bold marks!
I hope you like this, the first off the easel.
Painted in acrylics, which were kindly donated to me by my lovely watercolour artist friend Christina Hopkinson, who is much better at clearing her clutter than I will ever be!
Also available as a Limited Edition of 50 giclee prints
30 x 30cm with a 5cm border ready for framing!
Other works are Available as Limited Edition Prints in various sizes printed onto archival Cotton Rag paper from £45 each
...or why not treat them to an original work of art?