A new exhibition of work for 2019, to be held at the Rooftop Arts Centre
in Corby throughout September.
Catching the Light is a collection of animal and bird portraits with exploration into colour, pattern, and mark-making.
"In this collection of paintings I have introduced elements of patterning, experimented with markmaking, and worked with gold, silver and copper painted accents.
Each painting is circular, which has given me an opportunity to create some striking and interesting compositions. My animal paintings have always had a strong emphasis on portraiture. I try to go just a little beyond a straightforward depiction of an animal. My aim is to capture something of a story within the expression of an animal - a fleeting look, a question, or something we can identify with in some way.
I've called the collection Catching the Light because that's exactly what these paintings do -
the metallic flourishes and patterns in the backgrounds of the paintings catch the light
as you move around them.
I've very much enjoyed exploring patterns and design ideas, although it's not always been straightforward. Several of the paintings involved quite a bit of forward planning, with a few trial runs to work out how to achieve a particular effect. Equally a lot of it has been about going with the flow, experimenting with tools and seeing where I end up.
It's been a lot of fun to work on this series, and I'm very excited to see all the pieces in the collection hanging together at the Rooftop."
The exhibition dates are:
4th - 28th September
Rooftop Arts Centre
9 Queens Square
Entry is free and the gallery opening hours are
Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11am - 4pm.
There will be an official opening evening at the Gallery
on Friday 6th September 6pm-8pm.
All are welcome.