Lot 86 - Sharon Hall - Grey (Folded/Scored with Red Pencil)
Acrylic and Pencil on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
The painterly language that informs Sharon Hall’s works is rooted in the experience and knowledge of how light works in painting. Hall went to paint in Italy in 1991 when she was awarded a Rome Scholarship and it is possible that both her intense feeling for place and the colour language of her mature style come, at least partly, from her experience of Italy and Italian painting. It is not so much the 'correct' chiaroscuro of the high Renaissance that interests her as the poetic-symbolic colour of the masters of the quattrocento, such as Fra Filippo Lippi, and also of the Mannerist, Jacopo Pontormo, that guides her in her quest for that ineffable sense of place that painting can evoke.