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Rae Harrison

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A certain distance

In the long silence

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Initially my work was semi-abstract. Then for a while I enjoyed the challenge of working in the abstract. Sometimes I begin with a stored memory of an abstract image, then I experiment with shape, tone, texture, line and colour to create an interesting composition.
At the moment I am using paint and collage to create simplified images of trees in an abstracted landscape.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

For me, being an artist means being more aware of my surroundings, and enjoying the excitement of creativity.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a painter.
Perhaps stemming back to working in London in the late 1950's I have been intrigued by abstraction, enjoying its freedom and ambiguity.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

Because of my age, I confine my activities to running Abstract Edge which I founded in 2004. We are a group of like-minded artists who meet regularly to support each other and discuss work in progress. We exhibit together to try to raise awareness of abstract, and semi-abstract art in the local area and beyond.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I used to work as a Sociologist/lecturer, and then counsellor at Birmingham University. Following early retirement in 1992, I studied Fine Art and Art History at Ludlow College, afterwards gaining a Higher National Certificate at Hereford College of Art and Design.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

The School House, Knighton, h'Art Nov.2022
Aardvark, Brampton Bryan, h'Art 2021

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Knighton Fine Art

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