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 semi-abstract painting Floribunda: The Importance of Yellow. Against a wonderfully textured aqua ground with a bright inner window of white paint, Plum has painted a vase of acid yellow floribunda. The blooms possess a strong, stylised presence, normally reserved for flowers in Japanese block prints. Typical of Plum’s painting, the glorious floral explosion of colour is punctuated with the highly descriptive use of paint-impregnated gauze applied to the surface and surprising polka dots. Intriguingly, the flowers break the frame of the white inner square.
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, D:4cm, painted board H:60cm, W:46cm
Mixed media on board
Framed, plain, white painted, wooden frame (unglazed)
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