Lot 109 - Cynthia Harrison Orr - Winter Garden
Gouache on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
Nottinghamshire based artist, Cynthia Harrison Orr has worked in surface design, set up and run a ceramic tile design and manufacturing company and delivered community arts projects alongside working as a curator. Cynthia now concentrates solely on her drawing practice, recently completing The Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate Online Drawing Development Year. She is a member of Studio 22, formed from the cohort of ODDY 2022 at The Royal Drawing School.
“My practice is an on-going personal investigation into the meaning of art in an effort to understand what I do and why, and how it may relate to others.
Drawing for me is an emotional and physical experience. I have to be in a place where I can connect to whatever is around me, looking intently, triggering my access to the natural world, opening up memories, everyday experience and imagination. The work has figurative and abstract qualities using colour and pattern to create an image that is both real and imagined. I have no plans or perceived outcomes. The act of drawing takes over in a meditative experience. I hope that the emotion invested in the work resonates with others. Creating images to share is a crucial part of my practice. It feels solid, providing me with a purpose and a path to follow.”
2022 The Royal Drawing School, Online Drawing Development Year
2004 – 2007 Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons) Fine Art.
1976 – 1979 Newcastle Upon Tyne Poly, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, 1st Class
1974 – 1975 Nottingham Polytechnic, Art Foundation
2023 Studio 22, Gallery at Green & Stone, in collaboration with The Royal Drawing School.
2023 Works on Paper, The Gallery at Green & Stone, London.
2022 Telling Tales, HMS, Platform Projects, Athens.
2022 Studio 22, curator and exhibiter, Fronteer Art Fair, Chester.
2022 Postcards for Perec, International travelling exhibition curated by Linda Parr.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
For these works for Art on a Postcard in aid of War Child I was thinking of safety, indoors looking out and the importance of pattern and colour in encouraging feelings of wellbeing.
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