Photo: Miranda Boulton in Cambridge, East

Miranda Boulton


As a starting point she uses line drawings of figures and landscapes, which hold personal significance.  Washes of paint are then added in layers and pencil is used to draw into the paint until the initial image is held loosely within the painting.

This process dissolves the original image mirroring the shift from Modernism, where the subject is both autographic and individualistic to the reduction and simplification of drawing and painting within minimalism and conceptual art. The romantic idea of ‘self’ is replaced by the universal notion of repetition. By taking personal images through this process they become reduced to lines and marks, deconstructing visual experience into its most basic forms.

The final layer of drawing is used to move away from the historically perceived masculinity of painting and reclaim it in a feminine way.  The light, delicate feminine feel of the work and lace like fragility of pencil line is important stylistically to show the distance taken between the beginning and final meanings. This procedure allows the painting to be viewed backwards or forwards, the process is stripped bare.

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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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  • Correspond Turps Art School

    04/09/2014 – 11/09/2015
    Turps Painting Studio Unit 12A & 13A Taplow, Thurlow Street London, SE17 2UQ

    Correspond is an exhibition of works by a group of painters whose common ground is painting and the 2014 Turps Correspondence Course. Private View 5th September 6-9pm

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