Photo: Hayley Field in Woodbridge, East

Hayley Field

Artist, Arts development worker
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My paintings are about experiences - of things, moments, people and places. I like to paint something that I can't imagine how to - moving light, strange shapes, events. These things may be spied fleetingly from a car or train, recalled purely from memory, or studied more carefully up close. It is their colour and composition and how they are rooted in the plane of the painting that interests me. I apply paint in a range of ways - from washes, brushstrokes, masking and stencilling to working back through layers of paint, destroying and erasing - creating a flat but complex plane. Painting allows me a unique space to challenge myself - to ruin and spoil, take risks and make mistakes.

Location Woodbridge, East
Activities Practice-based research, Learning programmes
Artforms / type of project Painting
Website http://www.hayleyfield.info

News & Events

  • Does process matter?

    29/11/2014
    Christchurch Mansion, Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich

    Part of the Obscure Secure events programme. Panel discussion facilitated by artist / art therapist Emma Cameron with: Molly Thomson, Jane Frederick, Claudia Bose, Jacqueline Utley and Hayley Field.

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  • In conversation - Frances Spalding with Valerie Sinason

    15/11/2014
    Christchurch Mansion, Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich

    Part of the Obscure Secure events programme. Art historian, critic and biographer Frances Spalding discusses her work with psychoanalyst and poet Valerie Sinason.

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  • Art in Focus: Women as Artists

    02/11/2014
    Christchurch Mansion, Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich

    Part of the Obscure Secure programme, this talk by curator Emma Roodhouse presents an interesting introduction to the female artists represented in the Ipswich museum collections.

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  • Runner Up - WW Solo Award 2014

    I am really delighted to be one of four runner-ups selected by Kate Brindley, Cherry Smyth, Lisa Milroy and Sarah Monk for the WW Solo Award.

  • Obscure Secure

    06/09/2014 – 18/01/2015
    Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich and Studio 1-1, London

    An exhibition of work by women artists from the collection at Christchurch Mansion with fellow artists Claudia BΓΆse and Jacqueline Utley, includes a reference library and plan chest of material.

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