“Beneath the surface was a natural choice of titles that connects with my work on many levels. Layers of paint are built up on canvas often using acrylic as a base, with fragments of collage merged in. Oil paint is then worked over the top with layers scraped through to reveal what is beneath. Brushes rags, fingers are used as well as a palette knife before paint is dripped, flicked or thrown over selected areas. A mixture of intuitive and controlled marks are made with the intention to reflect the energy or moment of a place in the land or seascape.
My intention is to capture a sense of place through depicting an atmosphere using seen and abstract spaces. Light and movement is the focus for my paintings; Turner and Pollock have been big inspirations. I work from memory, drawings and photos to create a personal statement of a moment. The New Forest and Dorset coastline are just two special places. I love travelling and have kept journals and sketches from around the world. These provide inspiration as well as the poems that I produce, which sometimes accompany my work. Music is a catalyst for keeping the energy alive while painting.”
- Claire Wiltsher 2019
19 March - 29 March 2019
Monday to Friday
10.00 AM - 6.00 PM
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
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If you are interested in any of the reserved paintings, it is worth contacting the gallery as there is a chance that they may become available.