In the new year, the gallery is excited to be showing some fresh new artists. Susan Laughton, brings a serene sense of peacefulness to the new year, with these delightfully tranquil pieces of botanical and also architectural art:
Susan writes: "My paintings and drawings evolve from half-remembered glimpses seen from the corner of my eye, fleeting juxtapositions elusive to photography, the dislocated reverie of long car journeys, or from more studied compositions. The landscape is my starting point, not as a picturesque or static view, but as a space travelled through and experienced often on the edges of the urban and the rural. It is a source of man made and natural structures, surfaces and colour from which my reductive personal responses develop. Man made structures in particular impose their presence: telegraph poles, fences, power lines, isolated buildings - structures that create tension within space and mark the passage of time and distance.
Process and materials are important to me as a way of allowing the paintings to emerge as objects in their own right. Structured and methodical approaches combined with spontaneous and intuitive reactions allow me to plan and take risks: to combine control with ‘let‘s see what happens if...’
Having worked as an architect for years, Susan has been working as an artist since 2002 and has had numerous solo and group shows all over the UK. Susan now lives and works in Congleton, Cheshire, and we can’t wait to show her work here in Bath from Feb onwards.