My work is about life processes and exploring human relationships and the human condition. I?m influenced by my own personal life, those around me, other artists, and my immediate environment.
I begin a painting with a basic landscape; emotional or observed. I start with a base layer and add and subtract other coats of paint; continually editing and refining. The paintings are multi-layered journeys that explore the past, present, and future from a female perspective. Time is significant, both in terms of the artistic process and subject matter, as are a number of other elements. Essentially, I intend my work to be aesthetic and to please the viewer?s senses; but I?m also trying to hint at deeper meanings and encourage personal reflection. What is below the surface? How do we achieve balance? How can we, as human beings, juxtapose our existing internal and external worlds?
Composition is key, as is colour, and the repetition of patterns and motifs. These all act to communicate my ideas and allow the viewer to make links and form their own interpretations. The relationship between objects and symbols, and bright, bold colour convey emotion and feeling. My personal life and influences around me all provide content to explore; a means of reaching out to the viewer.
Recently, my paintings have become more semi-abstract and figurative; the latter having resulted from the practice of doing lots of life drawing, still lifes, and landscape studies. This new focus has given my work more energy, positivity, and depth. I think it?s also made it more accessible to the viewer. My own life journey is to some extent a metaphor for my artistic journey; as I?ve developed as an individual so has my work.
- Name: Sarah Baddon Price
- Country: GB
- Website: www.sarahbaddonprice.co.uk
- Discipline: FINE_ARTIST