Oil by Sue Williamson
Heading for the Pompidou
My intention, through the deconstruction, juxtaposition and layering of my subject matter, is to recreate the fragmented memories and sensations of moving through architectural spaces. The dynamics of the architecture along with the perpetually changing play of light and colour on the array of surfaces I study is my continuous challenge.
Based in Dawlish, Devon, I studied for a BA in Fine Art at Bristol from 1971-74, followed by an Art Teacher training course at Sussex School of Education. I then worked as Head of Art and Design at Teignmouth Community College for 38 years.
The past six years since leaving that role have been spent working hard to hone my observational and imaginative skills as well and discover the subject matter that really inspires and holds my attention.
I need to leave this relatively rural environment regularly to discover new places and new inspiration in order to feel challenged. The warm intense light of the Mediterranean countries and the cooler light of Northern Europe, the old and the contemporary architectural styles and materials are the elements that capture my attention.
The port of Malaga has been the stimulus for two large paintings completed in January 2019. At the end of the extraordinary contemporary concrete promenade sits the second Centre Georges Pompidou which houses a fabulous collection of contemporary art. The ever-changing Mediterranean sunlight on the concrete, glass and steel structures is the challenging intention in the recreation of this experience.
Oil on Canvas
Framed in an Open Frame