Oil by Lisa Fletcher
There Is Always Colour beneath The Grey
I reside in Paignton, Devon and have enjoyed painting from an early age. I have been a part of two exhibitions (one recently in August) at TAAG art gallery in Teignmouth.
My styles differ with each medium I use. I enjoy using acrylics as this brings spontaneity to the creative process, what I create with acrylics also tends to be much more vibrant in colour. I mainly use oils because this is a medium that I can explore and create as I go due to the slow drying qualities.
The idea that you can blend and re-blend after days is so freeing. I paint landscapes and meadows mainly because the natural beauty of our landscape captivates my imagination. I adore all the colours nature gives us and try to emulate what I see.
I have been known to venture into 3D art with chicken wire sculptures incorporating Plaster of Paris bandages - somewhere in a garden in Cornwall, there is a 1.5 metre wingspanned dragonfly! My working life began with the pottery industry and I would enjoy the modelling processes of this medium. I much prefer to add on than take away when sculpting and stoneware clay provides just enough elasticity to manipulate into natural shapes.
This oil painting on canvas has been varnished to give it a little sheen. It is a painting of one of my favourite places in the world to go for an epic sunset; Gwithian Beach in Cornwall. This painting was completed at the beginning of 2018.
Oil on Box Canvas