Mid-20th century ‘Action-Painters’ such as Willem de-Kooning and Jackson Pollock have affected and influenced Drew’s work with their immersive, sensuous, process-based paintings since her student days at UEL (University of East London). It is timely that the Abstract Expressionist exhibition has only just finished at the Royal Academy of Art.
Drew employs similar improvised working processes and states: “I consider abstract paintings that evoke sensations and emotions are part of the human experience and so are as relevant today as ever.”
“When making a painting I want to find that point where I am only just in control of the paint, letting it behave in ways that may surprise and delight me. As I work paint leaves the brush in drips and trails… a brush-mark may hold or dissolve, colours separate or blend. My energy is channeled into the work and I become an observer of the complex illusion of light, space and movement that evolve. I judge a work finished when it has a life of its own that surpasses my understanding.”
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The window gallery is a street-facing-only exhibition space that is visible 24 hours a day, and lit until approx. midnight every day. It is close to cafes, bars, shops and restaurants that offer any refreshment you might need.
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ON FOOT/PUBLIC TRANSPORT
8 minute walk from Walthamstow Central (Zone 3, Victoria Line or Overground from Liverpool Street or Chingford) 15 minute walk from Wood Street station (Zone 4, Overground from Liverpool Street or Chingford)
When electrification works are completed on the GOBLIN Line (Feb 2017) we will be a 15 minute walk from Queens Road station (Zone 3, Overground from Gospel Oak to Barking Line, including Kentish Town, Crouch Hill, Blackhorse Road, Leytonstone High Road)
Parking in the area is FREE after 6.30pm and all day Sunday (except in loading/disabled bays etc). At other times 'permit holder only' restrictions are in place. Please note that the short shopping section of Orford Road is no entry to traffic (except buses) during the day (10am-10pm) when fines are in place.