Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.
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Creative Kernow

Siobhan Purdy

MY WORK IS CREATED FROM MEMORIES, EXPERIENCE AND FAMILY HISTORY…

I paint using oils on canvas or board. My surfaces build up a history.  I like to give a sense of vulnerability on the surface with a feeling of strength underneath, revealing the history of the earlier layers. Sometimes areas of the paint have a crayon-like effect which enhances the childlike qualities I aim for.

Structure and composition are important to me and I might move a canvas around many times before I am happy.  Not everything works first time.

It is important for me to have a good subject/narrative. I like to paint people, particularly children, and animals.  I am constantly scanning everyday images and looking for the one that makes a great painting. If an image is fresh in my mind, I can’t paint it. I have to live with it for a while and forget. Given time, it will re-emerge naturally. That’s when I relive the experience through painting and this creates the dreamlike qualities I look for. I love to explore personalities and caricatures. I feel that body language can say so much. I often use animal features combined with human figures to enhance expression of character and to create an element of extended reality, emphasising the dreamy qualities of my work.

IM TAKING PART IN OPEN STUDIOS

 

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Email post@purdysart.co.uk
Website www.purdysart.co.uk

Address
Studio W03b
Science Block
Krowji
West Park
Redruth
Cornwall
TR15 3AJ

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