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 abstracted painting of a vase of flowers: Floribunda: The Earth’s Laughter, Plum has followed her stated ideals. Against the highly textured background of a paler cream inner square superimposed on an equally textured ochre surround, she has painted a vase of blooming floribunda, brought to life with patches of bright colour and impasto depth. Common with many of her paintings, the subject is intentionally off centre and the flowers, arching out of the vase towards the viewer, break the frame at the bottom 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:43cm, D: 2.5cm. painted board H:42cm, W:30cm
Oil, cold-wax pigment and collage on board
Framed, plain, cream painted, wooden frame (unglazed)
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