Painting of an AK Kaiser vase from the 60s/70s.
Helen was inspired to capture the funky ogee pattern with its hues of purply blue and the soft oxide of chromium green.The lilies, with their strong structural shape and bright white colour echo the porcelain body of the vase. It is a painting formed of two layers, using a torn and cut paper technique to achieve the subtle change of colour within the background and to create the feathered edges around the flower petals in contrast to the sharp cut edges of the vase.
Original painting, unframed
2016, Gouache on cartridge paper, 53.5cm x 79cm
From the artist:
My paintings and prints are inspired by my love of mid century design and are a celebration of colour, form and pattern.
I have a HND in textile and surface pattern design and these studies continue to have a guiding effect on my work. Other influences come from having worked in various creative industries including the ceramic studio of Majolica Works in the Manchester Craft and Design Centre and more lately developing my computer art work as part of a design team in Salford Quays. I paint from my home studio in Levenshulme and I am a member of Hot Bed Press in Manchester where I make my linocut and screen prints.
My work centres around domestic pottery, jugs, coffee pots and vases and is a reflection of my adoration of mid century ceramics and the forms, colours and patterns that reflect our wider tastes and times. In my still life compositions I aim to capture the different personalities of each piece, highlighting their individuality with the curve of a handle or the angular shape of a spout. I like to make a contrast between their glazed decoration, colours, pattern and textures and then echo these elements throughout the design of the painting or print.
I produce linocuts and screen prints, digital illustration prints and still-life gouache paintings.
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