I paint mainly in mixed media and acrylics on paper and canvas seeking to make spontaneous ‘mark’ using a variety of subjects –landscapes; figures; abstracts ; floral studies .
“I draw from life experiences and prefer to make suggestions rather than descriptions. Painting is a form of meditation – a state of being, both calm and intense.”
Having used natural form as a starting point Fiona is presently drawn to the fundamental, more challenging abstract composition.
Working intuitively, she searches for that elusive combination of subconscious mark making and the pulling and pushing of elements to find the sense of closure given by a finished painting.
Her passion is not to describe the world as she sees it but to delve into the invisible world of sensation, dreams – that space between.
Like a wisp of smoke – seen and not seen – here now and gone in an instant. The challenge was to capture those fleeting moments and create a visible beauty.
Over 25 solo exhibition – mainly Gauteng and Eastern Cape. Numerous group exhibitions here and overseas.