Wendy’s vibrant use of colour has a real depth and luminosity that results in a compelling and poignant collection of original art.
History and Background
Wendy was born in Birmingham, and attended Birmingham University where she gained her BA hons Degree in Fine Art & Textile Design.
Although abstract, the composition of Wendy's pieces is very considered with colours and shapes meticulously planned out long before she actually starts painting.
She creates highly textured surfaces by layering oil, water based paint and mixed media whilst including her signature small and large dots. These are said to be a representation of Wendy and other people who are close to her.
The finishing touch sees a glass-like resin coating applied to the piece. This enhances both the colour and the deliberate imperfections within the surface of her work, creating a brilliant finish.
It’s this depth of colour, composition and form in Wendy’s work that represents emotions. They are not only her emotions and feelings, but also events that she has experienced, past and present.
Ideas and Inspirations
Seeking inspiration from her surroundings and her own personal life experiences, Wendy's painting style and method is instantly recognisable.
Wendy has always been influenced by the great Impressionist artist, Claude Monet for his mesmerising palette, which achieves the seemingly impossible by conveying strength and softness as one.
She also finds the bold confidence of Mark Rothko and the beautiful texture and patterns of Gustav Klimt a constant source of inspiration.