Bernadina enjoys working with a diverse range of materials, approaches and subject matter. Her work shows that direct observation and creative abstraction can exist in close harmony, and that each adds weight and integrity to the other.
The discipline of observational drawing is a constant in Bernadina’s practice, attending both portraiture and life drawing sessions on a weekly basis. This process of looking, analysis and recording informs the more abstract pieces that emerge. It’s all about problem solving.
The subject matter for her paintings and collage work is often rooted in journeys through a landscape, reflecting a lifelong interest in maps, plans and birds’ eye views, which may conceal and reveal in varying measures the stories of the underlying ground. They deal with the organisation of space, the capture of a memory – a colour, a texture, a surface, a shape, an edge, an interaction – as well as the collection of actual objects or their history, weathered by time and touch.
Bernadina also teaches drawing in small groups at her studio.
14 Turner Dumbrell Workshops
Dumbrells Court Road
Instagram – @bernadinalloydartist @art_in_ditchling
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