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's intentions are particularly apparent in her Cornish landscapes, often named after the old Cornish name for Cornwall: Kernow. Here, her Kernow: Time is the sea to go fishing in, as you would expect from the existential title, is reflective and extraordinarily beautiful. The abstract seascape is a synthesis of colour and texture, the work built up with a mixture of oil paint, cold wax pigment and collage, in some areas incised with detail. To great effect, Plum has painted an integral, textured, white border, which is dynamically 'broken' in several places. With a controlled yet exuberant use of textured colours – deep blues to scintillating lime green against white – the work is infused with a sense of light and life.
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:68cm, W:68cm, painted board H:61cm, W:61cm, D:5cm
Oil, cold-wax pigment and collage on board
Framed, plain, cream painted, wooden frame (unglazed)
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