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'.
Plum follows these ideals in her abstract painting Floribunda: Desire Lines. Against a wonderfully textured gun-metal grey backdrop, she has dropped, satisfyingly offset in the picture plain, what could almost be described as a rectangular ‘window’ with starkly white, painted boundaries. Enforcing the horizontal and vertical lines of the ‘window’ are strong, rigidly linear scratches or scrapes which underpin the structure of the composition. Within the ‘window’ is a glorious explosion of colour inspired by flora.
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 Buddhism.
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:45cm, D:4cm
Oil, cold-wax pigment and collage on board
Framed, plain, white painted, wooden frame (unglazed)
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