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Theronda is making paintings of hares everyday during the lockdown, changing the masks with a positive message on them.
It is a demo and then a talk of not more than 60 seconds long.
Listen to this new podcast containing interesting discussions about arts practice and equal access.
My new website is complete and live and I invite you to take a look.
I have been painting for about five years, falling under the spell of oil paint with its beautiful texture and colours. I am largely self-taught, attending local classes, reading and experimenting. Recently I have been on courses at the wonderful School of Painting at St Ives in Cornwall, home to so many great 20th century British artists, and this year at the Norfolk Painting School which has helped me to develop my brushwork and technical skills.
My professional background is in Conservation of Prints and Drawings. Following a degree in History of Art with conservation training at Camberwell, I worked in various galleries and studios in London and Suffolk conserving prints, drawings and watercolours.
I now paint mostly still lifes in oils and am inspired by forms, their interrelationships and how light and colour play across their surfaces. Remaining grounded in close observation and figuration, I am working to develop towards a more intuitive investigation of shape, colour, tone and light, finding inspiration in Matisse and Bonnard among many others. Above all the mystery and joy of perception and the power and beauty of colour keep me excited and compelled to paint.
An artist's response to the demolition and construction at Cranfield's Flour Mill at the Ipswich Dock between 2004 and 2009.
This powerful piece of art amounts to 4,050 drawings and 25 sketchbooks. Many of these were quick responses, gestural, action and multi-layered as well as observational drawings.
The Valerie Irwin Archive Project charity intends to raise funds to ensure public access to the collection through the including:
All work with cataloguing, packing, oral history compilation and organisation will be conducted by volunteers under the guidance of the Suffolk Record Office.
Below are a few images from the collection showing a mixture of construction and demolition.
For further information and to contribute to this archive visit www.valerieirwinarchiveproject.co.uk