Lot 221 - Josie Clouting - Collecting Colours
Acrylic and Gouache on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
Josie immerses herself in the landscape, from man made cultivated botanic gardens to wild stormy beaches and the rolling hills where she lives. Her paintings are intuitive, emotional responses to her natural environment, inspired by the vastness and wonder of the natural world. Josie’s works are saturated with colour, vitality and energy, reflecting her response to light, atmosphere and topography. Painting and sketching en plein air is a vital part of her practice, enabling her to react to the landscape and play with loose, immediate brush marks. Experimenting with acrylics on a variety of surfaces and scales, with many large scale paintings as a result are part of the enjoyment of the creative process. Josie's physical movements creating large expansive works are an expression of the energy she feels within the landscape. Josie graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts in 2012. Her studio is now based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK.
Recent shows include the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2020, Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2020 and the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019. BA (Hons) Fine Art Norwich University of the Arts 2012 RA Summer Exhibition 2020 Wales Contemporary 2020 + 2019 Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize (Finalist) 2020 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition (Finalist) 2019
About the postcard artworks
‘Collecting Colours’ refer to moments in my childhood that have shaped the work I make today. In particular they reference the relationship with my mum and the times spent in the garden together. Growing up, the garden was a creative project and a shared experience that sparked my love of the natural world.