Pre-festival sneak peek

Diving into the world of video to experiment with this medium as another means of bringing my work to you.

During a recent photo shoot with local photographer Lance Bellers, with Emmet Ray’s “I’ll See You in My Dreams” playing in the background, we became aware whilst flicking through the gallery on his camera that the images took on a sparkly, jewel-like quality. Aside from being a great way of showing many images in a short space of time, the flickering effect of the fast-paced slideshow seemed to temporarily transport us from that sunny room into a different dimension. Through its connection to the images, the music worked without pretension, hitting just the right rhythm and mood, and prompting jokes that we had stumbled upon a new art form.

As my preparations for this year’s festival draw to a close, and with only days left until I begin the process of hanging my paintings at 2 Knoyle Road, I bring you this sneak peek of my 2017 collection. In addition to the original acrylics on canvas, my range of cards will also be available at the Open House for the duration of the festival.

You can expect more media experimentation in the months to come, but for now please enjoy this first attempt, and I look forward to seeing many of you during at Knoyle Road.

 

 

 

‘In The Gloaming – Malmesbury’ Terre Verte Online Gallery

https://terreverte.co.uk/brands/kate-scott/

I am very pleased to be part of this lovely bunch of artists who will be represented by Terre Verte Gallery in Cornwall – 10 -12 paintings will be available exclusively through the gallery which has been launched including this painting ‘In The Gloaming- Malmesbury’ painted after a wonderful experience at Womad festival – when we were allowed to do such things…

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‘Falling- Accidental’ – acrylic on canvas – one of the paintings that was shown at the pop up I hosted last weekend for @artat21 artists

https://vimeo.com/564585503 me talking about my work!

Link to this film made by Stephen Engelhard if Angel Productions, and generous host of Jane PAlmer And Friends Open House alongside his talented wife Jane. https://vimeo.com/564585503
Me at work in the POPUP @artsidtopenhouses at home this June
Truth Teller – acrylic on canvas

After I swam – acrylic on canvas

Thankyou so much Artists Open Houses

For including me in their blog about artists featured in ITV’s GRACE – based in Brighton Author Peter James crime novels – first screened in March 2021 – great choice of images and interviews also with Anna Deamer from the First Act production company who filmed the drama – my work appears in episode 1 – Dead Simple and was recognised by a lot of people!

AOH artists’ work on ITV crime drama!

https://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week11/grace

In my studio earlier this year

The Flyer – Art At 21 -POP UP open house – One Weekend – June 19th and 20th 2021 11am – 6pm – Venue 12 of 7Dials trail – @artistsopenhouses

The Flyer – Art At 21 -POP UP open house – One Weekend – June 19th and 20th 2021 11am – 6pm – Venue 12 of 7Dials trail – @artistsopenhouses

The Flyer – Art At 21 -POP UP open house – One Weekend – June 19th and 20th 2021 11am – 6pm – Venue 12 of 7Dials trail – @artistsopenhouses


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Artists open House Flyer – venue 5 – Fiveways trail Brighton Jane Palmer And Friends – weekends 29th May – Sun 27th June 11am-5pm

Notes – On Being Human In Nature

NOTES -On Being Human in Nature  – notes after our conversation, for Michael and Alison.

You asked me what this painting was about, you said tell me about this painting, and I realised I hadn’t yet developed a relationship with it in words, but when we went to stand by it, I found some words.

The title ‘On being human in nature’ came fully formed to me, pretty much as soon as it was finished.

It is a large, mostly dark painting with a lot of deep greens and olives layered, but the dark is not forbidding or monolithic, it is actually very cosy and intimate, the shapes suggest being amongst trees or also maybe buildings, the slither of grey blue at the top is a tiny hint of clear sky above.

The application of colour is very loose, the marks and the scale don’t let you forget they were made by a human, very spontaneous; a surface too polished would have lost the meaning and been less inviting.

The area of lemon /lime green at the top left-hand corner signals a flash of intense light, like a glare, which reminds me of memories of seeing the headlights of a car in the night, on a country road, coming round the corner, when you’re not expecting it, which resonates in your eyes for a few seconds afterwards, a sudden glow in the dark, and this bright colour counterbalances the rest of the composition.

Pieces of me are found within the painting, sitting within an area of paler pink, a very small daub of flesh pink is on the far right top side – which seems to represent the vulnerable human, and also the almost hieroglyphic scratching into the paint on a deep rusty colour in the middle of the painting feels like a language, possibly representing some sort of vessel, what for (?); and these specific marks are made when I am in flow, they are not decorative; and if they were merely decorative, they would be removed.

You asked me also about the mark-making and the decision-making, why I make some surface textural ‘scratchy’ marks, and I said that these marks are partly showing energy, they express the human scale of me, involved in the canvas, the person making it, and they can be used for definition in places, where I’m trying to create depth or rhythm or balance between areas of colour and texture so that the composition works.

I suppose when I see the whole composition it brings to mind a feeling of proportion, how I fit into this world, which is huge and limitless, but I still feel part of it, and I still resonate within it, like that pink mark placed within these deep fields of colour, I create my own ripple.

But maybe it’s a reminder to look outside of myself, and my own mind, to remember to get a better perspective.

 

Kate Scott April 2021

 

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