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We are proud to announce that the expertise and knowledge of our Art team is expanding its role and providing services across the wider community, including a contract to provide exhibitions at CircleBath twice a year.
IONE PARKIN RWA
Ione Parkin is a painter and printmaker based in Bath. She exhibits nationally and internationally and her work is in numerous private and corporate collections. She is an elected member of the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). Ione is currently involved in a project with astronomers from the University of Leicester and the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge and will be exhibiting her work at the Cambridge Science Festival in March 2017.
“My work celebrates the beauty of the raw elements of nature – contemplations on primal energy, chemical fusion, the birth and death of star systems. I seek inspiration from varied sources – from visions of the expanding universe to satellite macro-imagery of Earth’s surface, making paintings which enable a synthesis to evolve from this diversity.” Ione Parkin
Image: Primal Matter III by Ione Parkin RWA
Terri is interested in the physical and tactile qualities of paint, and is intrigued by texture and the overall process of painting often becoming obsessed with certain places, ideas or impressions which have to be worked through. At times she has to ignore these tangents that she wishes to explore, but these are documented through both writings and drawings with the intention of following them through at a later date.
In the interest of continuity of theme several paintings are worked on at once, each complementing and adding to the depth of the others whilst retaining their individuality, often initial drawing is revealed as the processes used frequently involves sanding down or washing back leaving multi layers of pigment and process.
Terri’s future work will include further investigation of marks left on the land by early man. Major influences in the works are painters such as Tapies, Peter Lanyon, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Sandra Blow.