Artist Profile - Plum Neasmith

Baer the stretch of days (mixed media framed 62 x 84cm £1650.00
Baer the stretch of days (mixed media framed 62 x 84cm £1650.00

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Biography
Artist Statement

Baer the stretch of days (mixed media framed 62 x 84cm £1650.00 Keshiki; a delicate kind of hardness (mixed media 60 x 60cm 24 x 24 inches black frame ) SOLD Baer, the colour  of cold (mixed media on board 60 x 60cm framed) £950 plus delivery Baer, the edge of light (mixed media on board 60 x 60cm framed) £950 plus delivery ps
Keshiki; spring silence (mixed media 60 x 60cm 24 x 24 inches white frame ) SOLD Japan the old present (mixed media 80 x 80cm framed) £1850 plus delivery Baer colour suprises II (mixed media 80 x 80cm framed) £1850 plus delivery ps Baer, quiet subsumes (mixed media on board 60 x 60cm framed) £950 plus delivery
Baer dark air (mixed media on board 60 x 60cm framed) £950 plus delivery

Biography

Based in Cheltenham, Plum has recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Painting & Drawing from the University of Gloucestershire.   As an undergraduate she won the prestigious Grant Thornton Travel Award and travelled to Chicago.  Her striking paintings on panel demonstrate her unique style of representing real places in a subtle, layered manner verging on abstraction.  Using photography as a starting point, she looks for composition, form and juxtaposition of colour.  Additional influences are the written word: both the form of letters and their meaning.    She says of her work: “Work is often a delicate balance between chance and control.  One aim is to disguise in an appearance where things are hidden beneath the surface both physically and metaphorically.”


Artist Statement

A starting point for a painting is often an experience of place. The work and its meaning evolves in the studio through the action of distillation and translation. Process and chance are a fundamental part of the process as well as utilising the often slow, indirect and multi-layered nature of memory. The work is trying to re...member something, perhaps through the freezing of time, to reveal something new about a subject as well as attempting to capture its essence or illusory nature. "I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past"...Virginia Woolf"To paint not the thing but the effect it produces"...Mallarme