‘My work is often based on an experience of place and its resolution evolves through a combination of intention, intuition and improvisation. It is trying to reveal something new about a subject as well as capturing its essence'.
In her semi-abstract painting Floribunda: Short Lived Beauty, Plum has followed her stated ideals. Against the highly textured lilac-pink background, she has painted an elegant vase of blooming floribunda. The position and integrity of the design are reminiscent of Japanese wood block flower prints, with the same sense of stylised presence. Plum’s use of mixed media is hugely successful; to great effect she has incorporated the clearly defined weave of fabric in the flowers, and underlying the background, newsprint shows through. Common with many of her paintings, the subject is intentionally off centre, the floribunda breaking the frame of the top of the work, as if cut off by a camera lens.
Plum studied at the University of Gloucestershire for five years, gaining a Distinction for the Foundation Course and a BA in Fine Art, and she won the prestigious Grant Thornton Travel award. She has worked as a painter for many years since graduating, and her work has been highly acclaimed and extensively exhibited in Britain (the RA Summer Exhibition on various occasions), and abroad. Her paintings are in collections all round the world. Plum lives and works in Cheltenham and practises Nichiren Buddhist.
More of this talented artist's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.
Dimensions (approximate): H:55cm, W:69cm, D: 2.5cm, painted board H:61cm, W:45cm
Oil, cold-wax pigment and collage on board
Framed, plain, cream painted, wooden frame (unglazed)
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