Art exhibition with an Instagram Live tour
When I say the word ‘light’, I tend to think of it as one thing; not dark. But when I look and take in the world through painting, I see there are so many types of light, and with each diﬀerent type of light there is a diﬀerent context and a diﬀerent mood. I’m sure ﬁlm and theatre lighting designers have a deep knowledge of the extent to which lighting can aﬀect narrative. To watch and be immersed in the changing light that is part of those subtle shifts in our changing seasons is a thing of wonder. Being able to conjure up the feel, smell and sensations of spring when I am in deep winter probably starts with the light. These paintings are that watching and absorbing of time and place.’
‘Each year we anticipate the arrival of spring with a sense of excitement and forthcoming joy. This year in particular there is a great feeling of hope as we emerge not just from the darker days of winter but also from having been under the cloud of the terrible pandemic that has aﬀected so many. Alice’s new exhibition Paintings for Spring, our ﬁrst show of 2021, couldn’t be a more appropriate way for us to celebrate the rebirth that is spring, expressed here through an appreciation of nature and the life-aﬃrming qualities of art. The paintings in this exhibition exhort an exuberance of energy and optimism, manifested by the artist’s rendering of light through her innate sense of colour. This sensitivity of perception, combined with the artist’s facility in handling paint, bring to life often simple objects and domestic subjects into a new, vibrant, pictorial potency.