Exploring Abstract Forms and Shapes
We’re pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Diannah Lowry, an Australian-born artist who now lives in South Devon, England.
Lowry’s work is inspired by both the external world around her and by our own inner spaces. She is interested in exploring the abstract forms and shapes found in the drama and moods of the Devon landscape, and equally in examining how abstract form can be used to express our own inner moods and landscape.
‘I’m thus inspired to paint intuitively, reflecting on the shifts in my own inner world,” says Lowry. “I’m passionate about exploring the many ways that shape and form can form cohesive wholes, as well as how colour, shape and form can be constructed to reflect the ambiguity and uncertainty of our lives. In this way my interest is in both the simplicity and complexity of abstract form, and it is this that characterises the different subject matter of my work and my approach to it.’
Lowry uses a variety of media including acrylics, oils, watercolour, inks, and pastels. She also likes to use a variety of different surfaces. She uses brushwork when capturing the movement, light and tone of her external and inner landscape, and make use of layers of brayer work, a dark palette, and iconic symbols of ‘forbidden spaces’ such as barbed wire to convey a sense of both external and internal boundaries. Her paintings are not confined to one particular genre or style, Lowry enjoying the challenge of exploring different subjects and techniques. The portfolio of her work is thus broad in scope.
The exhibition will feature a selection of Lowry’s recent paintings and there will be an opening night on 31st March 6-8 PM to include a meet-and-greet with the artist, as well as light refreshments.