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Lucy Gow - CV

Out the Car Window, Oil on Canvas, 84 x 60 cm

Inspiration has been derived from the landscape. The landscape experienced through a view obscured by rain drops on the glass, movement and perspective, or from a photograph of a well-known landmark.  

Looking out into the outside expanse of the sky, hills, or sea is also a reminder of our smallness and magnitude of the world. There is a contrast between the juxtaposition of the manmade and nature. There is an exciting interplay that comes about through the subject matter in these “window” photographs.   

I explore these landscapes, feeling the topography and investigate the forms.  I paint gesturally and intuitively with energy, impulse, and spontaneity.  And, although I make maquettes and sketches they are there to guide.  I enjoy the freedom of the mark making, the viscosity, texture, and unctuousness of the paint, and getting lost and immersed in the flow of the moment.  This makes the painting interesting – it is as much about the substance, as the subject matter: the paint becomes the elements.   I am not trying to replicate the coastline, roadside or garden scene, nor trying to depict identifiable landmarks and masses.

Exhibitions

2022    

  • Out The Car Window II & Across Loch Maree X both selected to the longlist for The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2022

  • Roy’s Art Fair, London

  • Boomer Gallery, London

  • Northants Open Studio, Lamport Hall

2021   

  • South Northamptonshire & North Oxfordshire Open Studios, Heseltine Gallery

  • South Northamptonshire Art Trial

  • Shortlisted for Visual Art Open 2021 

  • Reflections, Virtual Exhibition, curated by The Holy Art, https://www.theholyart.com/reflections-room-iii

  • Cohort 1922 “Midpoint “ Exhibition

 

Collections

Work in Private Collections in the UK

Experience

  • Currently studying for a BA Fine Art, Painting and Drawing, University of Northampton – 2019 - 2022

  • 2021 Artist in Residence as Part of the National Gallery “Just One Painting” Project

  • 2021 Part of the Curatorial Team for the Year 2 Spring Show, Cohort 1922 – “Midpoint Exhibition”

  • Interviewed, live, 7 of the 27 artists from the Midpoint Exhibition at a NN Contemporary Midpoint Virtual Tour and Opening Event led by Cohort 1922.

  • 2020  Attended a number of printing workshops including Mono, Litho and Carborundum, University of Northampton

  • 2016 – 2018 Advanced Portrait Class, Heatherleys School of Art, London

  • 2014 – 2018 Art Classes, with artist Chrissie Borland, The Mill, Banbury