Artwork for Rae Harrison
A certain distance
In the long silence
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 me, being an artist means being more aware of my surroundings, and enjoying the excitement of creativity.
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.
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.
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.
The School House, Knighton, h'Art Nov.2022
Aardvark, Brampton Bryan, h'Art 2021
Knighton Fine Art