Photo: Miranda Boulton in Cambridge, East

Miranda Boulton


Boulton’s paintings tread lightly between an abstract and a figurative visual language that borders on legibility. Revealing a tension between an image permanently in flux and one in a state of final resolution.

Starting with line drawings taken from her source material, she works into them with both painted and drawn lines.  Applying opaque washes, painterly sweeps and gestural marks until the initial image is held loosely within the painting. The paintings journey is evident, it can be viewed backwards or forwards, the process is stripped bare. 

Taking her inspiration from a variety of sources such as social media, photographs and magazines, Boulton selects images in order to create a direct comparison with traditional genres of painting.

Recent paintings explore the space between our physical and virtual worlds, reflecting and investigating our image culture. Paint is used to add layers of time and contemplation to images. The transparency and honesty of her process questions and undermines their stability.  She creates space within her paintings for the viewer to inhabit and reflect.

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Location Cambridge, East
Activities Private commissions, Exhibitions programme
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
Tags Painting, Figurative, Landscape, Abstract, Drawing, Oil Painting

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