These paintings are made in response to the sea.
“Standing at the edge of the sea looking. Watching an individual wave build up, crescendo and tumble down. Following the movement and energy in a single line straight onto the canvas; a ‘Sea Signature’ of that moment.”
The waves are so joyful they feel like a dance and the movement so lyrical it is like music.
Julie Sumner lives near Deal. She graduated from the University of the Creative Arts (UCA) Canterbury in 2017 with a degree in Fine Art and won the Watts Gallery Winsor and Newton Painting Prize for her expansive, colourful and whimsical ‘Doodle Series’ paintings. These formed the basis of the ‘Flat Out’ series, exhibited in November 2019. Alongside commissions, she is currently painting ‘Sea Signatures’ paintings on the coast and ‘A Year of Skies 2020’: a painting of the sky everyday for a year.
CUT + PASTE
Jane Dickins and Kathryn Reilly
We are both passionate about using recycled materials to create art. While we have different approaches and inspirations, our common aim is to make something challenging and provocative.
We live in a world surrounded by choice. Jane is interested in exploring what happens to the creative process when we take away some of that choice. Her collages are inspired by artistic traditions born of scarcity and thrift. Each collage has been created using old clothes otherwise intended for waste or disposal. She describes the process as ‘painting with textiles’.
Kathryn is drawn to vintage photography and imagery. Having worked in magazines for many years, she now takes an anthropological eye to the moral codes on the pages and seeks to poke fun at the patriarchal posturing of yesteryear. She is currently juxtaposing strong black and white images and text with bright colours to make pieces that seek to raise a smile.