Louise Chapman was looking forward to exhibiting with Artworks as a guest artist in 2020. The cancellation of our annual exhibition has not deterred Louise from creating new work in lockdown:
New beginnings, mixed media on canvas
Determined to turn ‘lockdown’ into a positive I decided like many artists to use the time to experiment, painting some semi abstract work, developing my interest in collage and marrying the two in mixed media pieces.
On the h, mixed media on canvas
This has proved a very rewarding experience, producing works that I am pleased with in their own right, and leading and teaching me new ways of working.
Everything I love, mixed media collage
Collage practice has assisted significantly in the development of the design and composition of my large abstract oil paintings, inspiring me to get back into the studio as soon as possible following a recent very successful exhibition in Framlingham late this summer.
Keeping the balls in the air, oil on canvas
The results of this successful and exciting phase will, I hope, be evident in the work I will produce and exhibit next year as a guest artist with Artworks at Blackthorpe Barn in Rougham, a long held ambition.