Exhibition

'Improvisations': Paintings and mixed media work by Brenda Jones

23 Aug 2018 – 11 Sep 2018

Event times

Gallery opening times Tues, Fri, Sat 10-4 and Thurs 12-7 (also by appointment)
Drinks Event Saturday 25 August 4-7pm with Artist's Talk, 'Life in the Studio' at 5pm

LT Gallery

Weston-super-mare
England, United Kingdom

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  • Local buses 100 and 106 stop at Regent Street; Other buses on Alexandra Parade - both 1 minute walk
  • Weston-super-Mare station 5 minutes walk

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Several series of experimental paintings, and mixed media pieces using found materials. The works in this show are predominantly from the past year and combine colours, shapes, marks and surfaces to achieve a dynamic, exciting or interesting image.

About

"Following an instinctive rather than a planned method of working, I work impulsively, taking risks, composing as I go along. I find it exciting putting things together randomly and seeing what emerges. Quite often, disappointing next day, but always a constant fascination.​

This use of found materials is a method which goes back to my MA project a little over 10 years ago, in which my degree show featured a painted palings fence called “Rhythm” hung against the white gallery wall. Other work at that time used pieces of wood or metal to make minimalist type sculptural pieces.

Sadly, due to lack of storage no longer with me. At present I am retrieving those ideas and developing new ways of using old bits of fabric, canvas, paper, wood and so on.

I also make paintings on canvas. Since acquiring a new and bigger studio a few months ago I have been engaged on several diverse ideas concurrently, and I enjoy the variety of pursuing different things according to the mood of the moment.​

Although painting most of my life, it was in the early 2000s that I did formal college training and achieved a BA(Hons) Fine Art degree followed by an MA in 2007. During my working life before that I was a Sunday painter, showing many of my landscapes in local galleries.​

I live in Colchester, Essex and work in a new studio in the garden. Previously I was an artist tenant for 10 years at Cuckoo Farm Studios in Colchester, where I made many artist friends and contacts and got to know the local art scene."

- Brenda Jones

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