Monday 14 October 2013

Breathing Space

I had hoped that once my exhibition was up and running that I would be able to spend time on my neglected blog but this doesn't seem to be happening. I am however starting to think about what I do next and as space is limited in my studio I think I need to either work smaller or maybe work on paper for a while, however it is nice to have just a little time to think, a little bit of breathing space. Here are a few inspiring things that I have come across over the past few months, starting with an artist new to me Hannelore Baron, I don't know why I have not come across her before but I find these small works and her life really poignant.

Hannelore Baron used a wide range of materials but, using predominantly textiles she made collages and box constructions. You can see more of her work at  Leslie Feely Fine Art.
Whilst researching Hannelore Baron at Leslie Feely I came across painter Kikuo Saito.

I love these freely painted abstract works, brightly coloured yet still balanced, looking at these paintings I was reminded of the beautiful works of Joan Mitchell who is one of my favourite painters.

It's well worth looking at the Joan Mitchell foundation website, it's full of information about her life and lots of good images of her work including her wonderful pastel drawings.

I will finish with a few photographs taken one evening on one of our gloriously hot days back in July.

And one of the paintings inspired by the walk. Have a good week everyone.


  1. Beautiful photos of summer past, Sandra. Thanks for introducing me to Hannelore. Happy week, sus

    1. Thanks Sus, it was a lovely summer here this year. Hope you have a good week too. x

  2. Hi Sandra, it was lovely to meet you and see your absolutely wonderful paintings in real life. I often think about the series from the train window - I love the concept behind them, the fact they were painted from notes, the light and colours. Absolutely brilliant.
    I very much enjoyed looking at this post too, thank you for introducing me to the work - I especially like the 6th image down, superb energy. Your summer images are lovely too and sit so well the the paintings you have featured.
    I too have neglected my blog, cant find my groove at all. Ah, well, it will return at some point I guess.
    Hope to see you again soon, niki x

    1. Thank you so much Niki for coming to see my exhibition it was greatly appreciated and it was really nice to meet you, I hope the rest of your trip went well. I seem to have lost my blogging groove also, I just don't seem to have much to say!! I would love to come to Edinburgh to see all those galleries you talked about, hopefully I can make the trip soon. x