Approved: 16.08.2012

Cherie Smith

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2012

My work responds to city spaces and the natural environment. Both rural and urban space is key. Modern cities are defined by office buildings, skyscrapers and architecture that can become industrious and hostile. My intention is to gain a sense of utopianism in response to those environments we are surrounded by everyday that can restrict us, are claustrophobic and man-made. Within the natural world

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Artist Statement

My work responds to city spaces and the natural environment. Both rural and urban space is key. Modern cities are defined by office buildings, skyscrapers and architecture that can become industrious and hostile. My intention is to gain a sense of utopianism in response to those environments we are surrounded by everyday that can restrict us, are claustrophobic and man-made. Within the natural world I feel a sense of freedom. The rural landscape has infinite possibilities from which to produce artwork that captures the rhythmic contours of nature. I am concerned with the notion of becoming at one with the natural environment and express my emotions through colour and form with paint, rather than depicting imitative representation to reflect how I feel. In addition, the process of making, building up complex layers and use of materials is as equally important. It explores chance experimentation and other organic processes that echo my overall intention to gaining a sense of release, an emotional engagement with the work.

CV & Education

July 2019 - Burnham on Crouch Art Trail

June 2019 - Brentwood Art Trail

August 2018 - Billericay Art Trail

July 2018 - Chelmsford Art Trail

June 2018 - Bedfords Centre

September to October 2017 - Maldon Art Trail

December 2017 -Christmas Show at Bedfords Centre, Essex Wildlife Trust

December 2016 - Bedfords Centre, Essex Wildlife Trust - Solo exhibition 

July 2016 - Kelvedon Hall, Kelvedon Hatch - Fine Arts/ Flower Festival      

Bedfords Centre, Essex Wildlife Trust  - Solo exhibition                                                                     

July 2014 -Kelvedon Hall, Kelvedon Hatch Fine Arts/ Flower Festival

September 2012 -The Brentwood Road Gallery, Frances Bardsley

2012 Group exhibition - Graduation show 

Free Range, Brick Lane, East London (2010), Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy - shortlisted, The Royal Academy, London (2010), Apricot Gallery, the Rag Factory, Brick Lane, East London (2009), End of year show, Free Range, Brick Lane, East London (2008), End of year show, Free Range, Brick Lane, East London (2007), End of year show, Havering College of Further and Higher Education, Hornchurch, Essex (2006), 'Group Exhibition' Interior Angle gallery represented by Interior Angle (2006), Shortlisted - Jackson's of Piccadilly, Fine Art competition held at Royal Academy of Arts (2006), 'Group Exhibition' held at NEC Birmingham represented by Hornchurch Fine Art (2005)