I really want people to experience the thrill of owning original art because it breathes life into empty spaces - adds soul, beauty, texture, interest, emotion. It stamps your walls, your home, with your personality. Each piece is your discovery, you are the curator of your own exhibition. I love this idea and want to create covetable pieces that waken a desire to own them.
Even the mosts common things around us have recognisable beauty in them and I see it as my role as an artist to capture and communicate their voice, whether that be colour, form, fragility, fun, size, texture etc. There’s usually an element of fear in not being able to achieve this, which keeps me grounded and on the edge of my comfort zone. I switched from painting with acrylics to oils this year and adore the way the paint moves and blends on the canvas - it’s a great adventure!
I was brought up in the Park District and after several years elsewhere I am lucky to have returned. There is so much to see, so many different shapes and colours, changing light, different moods, seasons, weather, grand vistas and minute detail. Inspiration comes somewhere on most outings and I try to capture the temperature, the wind, the emotions, the people as well as the view. As an artist I hope to create work which will inspire, enthuse, delight or just remind you of people, places and times past. Commissions welcome.
11th June - 16th August - Macc Open Online Art Exhibition in support of East Cheshire Hospice.
26th September - 3rd October - Art Fair Cheshire 2019 in support of East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield Town Hall
24th October - 20th November - Teggs Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Rd, Macclesfield SK11 0AP
14th July - 6th September - Stockport Open Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery and War Memorial Gallery, Wellington Rd South, Stockport SK3 8AB
15th June - 29th June Barnaby - 2 original paintings in the window of Maureens Hairdressers, Macclesfield
December 23rd 2017 - February 6th 2018 - Teggs Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Rd, Macclesfield SK11 0AP
December 19th - 20th January 2018 – Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition, Macclesfield Silk Museum, Park Lane, SK11 6TJ
November 17th - 19th 2017 - Art Off The Edge Winter Exhibition 2017 at Festival Hall, Alderley Edge SK9 7HR
To purchase any of my paintings please visit affordablebritishart.co.uk
All images and paintings © Ginny McDermott - Cheshire Artist