Perfect Symmetries: A Painter's Patterns
This series of painitings are exhibited at the Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter from 19 July to 20 August 2022.
Inspired by William Morris, I have a lifelong appreciation of design and pattern. The same precision and rigour that characterise my portraits are apparent in this body of work. Taking a lead from quilt making, but painted in oil on canvas, these complex geometric compositions are meticulously rendered in sharply defined oblongs, diamonds, triangles and other forms with complimentary or oppositional colours. The small-scale elements build and combine to produce an overall effect that is high in impact. Painstakingly rendered over many hours working in her studio, these paintings make audacious visual statements which hit home in an instant.