Coastal images in watercolour and acrylics
The Coastline and the turbulent English Channel are a constant inspiration, as is the cafe life on the continent, the swirling wash and exotic excitement of Africa and South America. She approaches the rythms of shape and colour from different viewpoints attempting to capture and freeze a a moment of movement, quality of light and atmosphere through layers of broad confident brush-marks and a palette of subtle hues and contrasting vibrant colour.
Her work is included in the Worldwide Art Books, Volume VII, International Directory for Contemporary Masters 2013.
Lindsey works from her Studio in Storrington her paintings excude spontaneity, vibrancy and light. Her passion for travelling and painting her beloved Venice provides endless inspiration and significant challenges for especially when working en plein aire.
Watercolour and Earth inks enable her to explore her chosen subjects in the way she finds most satisfying and she enjoys the sumptuous colour ranges and exciting effects they can offer. The colourist in her is clearly evident as she loves to apply luscious bold colour in her work.
I seek to capture the essence of the weather, natural structures, and water through the use of oil paint. The paintings are a personal response to the extreme forces of nature. My fascination with wild places has been on going in my life and in my work, places that are always at the mercy of the elements, the power, and drama of waves, skies and the edge of land always changing. The space between myself and the horizon is infinite and fascinating.
My starting point is drawing /painting on site in all weathers to get down the essential energy of the place and moment, these beginnings are then developed into paintings on canvas in the studio. The paint is layered allowing the work to evolve over time, creating a rich history of colours and textures.
Polly trained as a Photographer in the 1970’s at Birmingham School of Photography and ran her own successful Photographic business for many years in Birmingham and South Devon. Polly had a change of career when she moved to West Sussex and in 2000 began training in Counselling and Social Work.
Her passion for painting began early in childhood and finally became a full time artist 8 years ago. Polly paints expressively and energetically to create work that captures her feeling of the experience in the landscape. Polly feels that her background as a therapist has given her the ability to trust the artists’ process and create work that is truly from her own sense of a place.
As an artist Polly considers a series of paintings is like producing an album of music. Each painting is of a time and has an influence, as do tracks on an album. Every work is different; individual, and stands in its own right although it forms part of a whole body of work.
Polly’s work is about capturing the elements....the sun, the wind and rain and the effect these have in the landscape. The mark making is very important and she use colour and tone to support her desire to express energy.
She take inspiration for her work from the countryside and coastal areas surrounding the South Downs as well as her garden.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT PARHAM HOUSE
“ I feel very proud and privileged to have been asked to become the first Artist in Residence at Parham House & Gardens , West Sussex.
I will be sketching and painting in the grounds over the next few months. My hope is to capture and reflect the atmosphere and energy of the beautiful setting. I'll be showing the new series of
paintings in March 2018 in The Seed Room at Parham House."
Polly's work is in private collections in the UK, Australia and the U.S.A
We have not abandoned the other artists you will also find Ceramics by Francisca Blackburne and Claudi Barratt. Seascapes by Ashley Jones and Paddy Martin. Landscape paintings by Shazia Mahmood,Frances Knight and Watercolours by Philip Hood.
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