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.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Topographical Prints of the Arctic

I've been particularly overwhelmed with writing recently: my thesis and my research folio, and so I haven't been painting as much as I would like!  But, I have been doing some printing to sell at my MA show at Wimbledon School of Art.  Below are some of my etchings I have printed.  I have used gold and silver ink to give a sense of weight and importance to the image.  The prints are of temporal media images of changes tot he Earth's topography.  The appearance of the Earth is constantly changing due to man-made and natural events of considerable importance.  Boundaries shift, locations move, even disappear and habits change dramatically. These prints are records of changes seen over time.

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