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Wendy Smith

Current paintings reflect experiences, memories and journeys. The colours within each painting have an emotional attachment and response to a situation or subject, capturing the atmosphere of a place or scenario.

The paintings are a reflection, combining memory and everyday ‘happenings’ and occurrences, dressed up with the vibrancy of colour and the expression of emotion. The main focus is dealing with a direct response and physicality of that place, whether landscape or seascape. Indian textiles and a vibrant Eastern palette have previously influenced the paintings, creating a surface that is sumptuous and inviting.

Painting on linen and hessian, adds another dimension and rawness to these works and contrasts with the richness of colour and partly glossed surface finish. Each work develops its own identity and personality, to reflect the narrative or event that initially inspired the subject within the painting.




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