Oil by Sue Williamson
Speaking of Perugia
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 largest in a series of five paintings about the experience of spending time in the historical city of Perugia in Italy. With a history dating back to Etruscan times and a wealth of wonderful architectural styles so well preserved, this piece is a story of journeying through the ancient steep stepped streets at varying times of day with the intention of evoking those ever present but transient memories of time and place.
Oil on Canvas
Framed in an Open Frame