Love and Healing
“The ancients tell us that Roses originally were white; but were changed to red by the blood of Venus, when her feet were lacerated by their prickles in her attempt to protect Adonis from the rage of Mars.” (Lindley, 1820)
The work here represents the combination of a new process for me, working in water-mixable oils on linen canvas, and emphasising the negative space through painting in dark colours, to subliminally give the impression of white.
Exhibition space in the foyer at Grays showing finished pieces, with sketches.
Studio space at Grays with workings, sketches, blank canvases ready to paint and some references collected.
Fiona Swapp lives and works in Aberdeen. She has over 25 years experience as a graphic designer and botanical artist. Fiona has a studio at WASPS Langstane for her larger more abstract works and a small summerhouse at home for her botanical art.
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