Plum’s cerebral approach to the process of painting is summed up in her own words:
‘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: Breakout, Plum follows through with these ideals. Against a wonderfully textured gun-metal grey backdrop, she has dropped, slightly offset in the picture plain, what could almost be described as a rectangular ‘window’ with narrow, starkly white, painted boundaries. Enforcing the horizontal and vertical lines of the ‘window’ is the rough texture of the surface, which underpins the whole structure of the composition. Typical of Plum’s work, the contrasting colour of the exploding blooms break the frame of the ‘window’ creating an intriguing dynamism reflected in the title.
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:69cm, W:55cm, painted board H:60cm, W:48cm, D:2.5cm
Oil, cold-wax pigment and collage on board
Framed, plain, cream painted, wooden frame (unglazed)
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