Artwork for Andrea Richardson
Mid Summer memory
My work is mainly expressive abstract, both in 2D mixed media, often inks and resin in layers, and 3D ceramic form. I aim to create a snapshot of a view l am focussed on, until the piece takes on it's own identity.
For me, art is the communication of an emotion inspired by an idea . I aim to share my interpretation of this to the onlooker. My ceramic work is mainly folk style, and I also enjoy the detailed observation of occasional realistic portraits. I would describe my work as a conversation between myself and nature.
For me, being an artist means expressing my unique view of my environment in the moment and sharing that with the viewer. I tend to characterise animal forms and seek the personality of the creature l am modelling.
I am an artist working in 2D mixed media, building texture in layers, and 3D ceramics. I am inspired by the natural world around me and by the animals I meet on my daily dog walks. Birds always capture my imagination as they busy themselves throughout the seasons. One of my favourite birds is the pheasant, l love their distinctive colouring and their croaky sound as they flutter out of the undergrowth.
I create my art at home and am in the process of building my portfolio towards exhibitions.
BA Hons Fine Art, Hereford College of Arts 2007
Art Foundation Diploma Edexcel, Malvern College 2004
PTLLS Malvern Hills College, 2009
Showborough Garden Art Exhibition, Twyning 2020 - 23