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Painting, Acrylic on Wood
Size: 27.6 W x 39.4 H x 2 D in
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Throughout a long period of imposed isolation when most feel trapped, there are a few for whom the sanctioned social distancing is an opportunity to also emotionally distance. Though relishing the chance to be cocooned, there remains the rational acknowledgement that maintaining emotional connection is paramount to mental health, no matter how counter intuitive that feels. Reluctant efforts to connect in new ways, keeping tethered to reality serve to anchor that mental stability. On a base of gesso providing subtle texture are layers of acrylic paint and silver leaf. The collaged elements are from an old 1940’s French radio electronics magazine.
Painting:Acrylic on Wood
Size:27.6 W x 39.4 H x 2 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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A self taught abstract painter born in Norfolk in 1970, now living and working in Middlesex, I create works in a variety of media, mainly acrylics and gesso to create atmospheric and deceptively understated pieces. I started abstract painting during a long period of chronic ill health as it provided comfort. Feeling imprisoned in my own body, it followed that my mind, perhaps as a form of self-preservation 'hibernated', and abstract art became the obvious and indeed only form of self expression. The addition (and removal) of multiple layers of mixed media over a large expanse of board offer overall depth. Emerging delicately from that expanse are textured details evoking fresh possibilities to challenge the stability of hibernation. Occasionally, textured areas, sometimes in gold leaf, give an overriding sense of understated optimism. Inspired partly by Japanese aesthetics, the beauty of simplicity also proved calming during those years of illness, where the ‘void’ of an apparent simple block of colour becomes a space of potentiality and hope. Having previously worked as a picture frame restorer I developed an appreciation of the qualities of some of the traditional materials used in that field. Incorporating them in many of my paintings they help to provide depth and texture.
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