Artery Gallery, based in St Andrews, is a leader amongst contemporary art galleries, having gathered together a wonderfully eclectic range of unique art and craft from local, national and international artists, both emerging and already established.
The aim of Artery Gallery is to make art more affordable and accessible, through a friendly, welcoming environment.
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Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Beautiful Mixed Media Landscape Paintings from Monica Paton
Sometimes the best things really do come in small packages. These small 20cm x 20cm box paintings from Monica Paton are one of our most popular artworks we have here at Artery Gallery, so much so that they are never in the gallery for very long from the moment we put them out on display.
"The Field 4"
Monica graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2001 with a first class Design Degree in Printed Textiles. Her work has evolved from the inspiration and techniques she developed during her time at Art College and has involved the exploration of screen-printing onto fabric and manipulating surfaces using batik wax and dye.
The inspiration for her work is nature and the surrounding landscape and the imagery and designs she produces are drawn from the shapes and patterns found in this environment. She is particularly interested in creating designs using collage and combining this material with paint, pastel and inks.
"The Field 2"
The wild dandelions found in her garden became the source of her inspiration for the “Wish” series of paintings, using acrylic ink and paint. These paintings have in the past been created onto large box canvas, but now she has created these small versions in the same form as her popular "Field" series.
The wild dandelions found in her garden became the source of her inspiration for the “Wish” series of paintings, using acrylic ink and paint. Monica is continually experimenting with different mediums and surfaces to explore their creative potential. The images are aimed at expressing a stimulating atmosphere which then captures the imagination.
Monica Paton is a wonderful artist and the expression she uses in her work shows off her personality beautifully.
And at just£70 these original paintings are a must have!