Jennifer Letchet Paintings

My work explores fundamental elements of painting, the relationship between colour and line. I intend my paintings to affect the viewer optically with the illusion of shapes moving and receding. Colour theory is very important to my work. I use specific hues to symbolise ideas or emotions. The contained shapes on canvases seem more like objects than lines. My recent work explores natural and man-made disasters and the impact this has on our environment. I want to record the changing landscape through simplified shapes and colours.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Wall Drawing

I am in the process of drawing my forms onto a wall sized piece of paper (200 x 250 cm) using 6B graphite.  This is the piece in its early stages.  I have been collating forms from various islands and archipelgos from the Philippines and Canada to the Faeroe Islands.  These forms I gather and draw on spontaneously and intuitively taking into account composition and space.  I want the forms to get smaller closer to the centre of the piece to highlight the sense of the shapes disappearing, or falling.  I do not know how the piece will eventually look which is a quality I am most excited about.  All my previous work has been meticulously planned, but I want to construct a piece which evolves naturally and gradually.  I want it to appear as if it grows and expands, like a tiny universe.

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