2 - 20 October 2013
Opening Wednesday 2 October, 6.30-8pm
Animalism strives to show animals in a different context, often in humorous and unlikely situations, or simply taking on human characteristics.
Disconnected elements are brought together; the animals represented in these paintings are not as they appear in nature, and it can be difficult to know if they enjoy this fact (not unlike a dog being dressed up by its owner).
The work is quirky, light-hearted and aims to be accessible to a wide audience. Hopefully, this exhibition will show people that art doesn’t always have to be serious and meaningful.
This is my first solo exhibition, an attempt to motivate myself to get back into painting, after having studied a Masters of paintings conservation. I wanted to create a series of paintings that were enjoyable to make, brightly coloured and in a somewhat more illustrative style - images you might find in a children’s book. I smiled a lot as I painted these.