Gabby Harman

PATHWAYS

17–22 October 2022

PV 18 October 2022, 18.30–20.30 pm

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Gabby Harman. AUTUMN, SLOW DECAY. 2021. Mixed media on canvas. 53 x 46 cm.

“My inspiration for this exhibition is the landscape that surrounds me, the colours and textures of nature, the changing seasons and light.  I work in mixed media using acrylic, oils, collage and printing.  I build up layers of colour and texture to represent the slow decaying of nature through the seasons. I often start by making lots of small sketches in charcoal, ink or graphite which then becomes the starting point for all my work.”

The process she uses are visceral and complex, building layers and scoring back into the work, applying and lifting paint to reveal older layers, washing away to make rivers of paint. Many of the landscape paintings reflect how the landscape is geologically built or weathered. In building up the layers of colour and texture the paintings represent the slow decaying of nature through the seasons. She often starts by making lots of small sketches in charcoal, ink or graphite whilst out walking her dogs or when travelling abroad…always trying to capture the essence of the place. Movement and colour are always at the heart of her paintings. 

I studied at Brighton Polytechnic and qualified as a textile designer specialising in weaving. Then I worked as an interior designer before having 3 children.  Once the children were at full time school I started painting seriously. I work with a group of artists and have been exhibiting locally for many years.  This is my first London solo exhibition.