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Lucy Gow - CV

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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

2023  20:20 Print Exchange

           Northants Open Studio Spring Open, Lamport Hall

           Yardley Arts Exhibition

          “Fifteen”, Group Exhibition, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery 

2022  Shorted listed for Visual Art Association Professional Awards

           Longlisted for Visual Art Open, UK & International Emerging Artists Award

           Longlisted 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, 

           Cohort 1922 “Midpoint “ Exhibition

 

Collections

Work in Private Collections in the UK, France, USA and Australia

Experience

Currently studying for an MA Fine Art, Birmingham City University, 2022-2023

Obtained a First Class BA (Hon) Degree in 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  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

 

 

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