THROUGHLINES - JULY 30 TO SEPT 15 I’m inspired by history, my heritage, my childhood, my children and travels, the ground in front of me! Birds, boats and the bush are a mainstay for my drawing practice and I tend to capture landscape scenes and detailed botanical line drawings as a regular practice. I have a rich heritage of Yorkshire ancestors - potters of fine bone china and my family’s own chinaware business. Our home was a still life setting complete with Dutch oil paintings at every turn and on every surface. Retro textiles and fabrics of my Dutch cousins and our first house in NZ, the calming lines of vintage furniture and architecture, Danish glassware and homewares with their simplistic lines and earthy palette.
THROUGHLINES is a collection of works of these family experiences and memories. Inter-woven between history and the present, my heritage and current life, these new works have been painted with elements of joy, sadness and pensive thought. Returning recently to NZ to check in on the family brought back many memories, but also created new ones. Any emotion or reaction that makes the viewer laugh, feel good or pause I think would be an honour.