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Preparing for the Exhibition

The Water Lilies series started with a visit to Paris, the Musee D’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie to see The Impressionists and Monet’s Waterlilies. Fiona returned to nature as a source of inspiration after extending the Beach Series and introducing the Bathers, which were explorations of Impressionist art through the Cut Paper method she has perfected. Leaving Only Footprints is a fine example of a new realism and use of new colours from Italian papers. The secret of good paper art is mostly technique, precision with cutting using a scalpel, and using fine grade multiple shades of papers with their subtle and strong colours is essential. The River Bathers explored refraction in water and featured the water lilies that became the locus of Fiona’s next series. Back to life, water birds and creatures in an eruption of colour and light, the expressions of animals serving as judgement on the viewer and yet giving you the sense that nature is not aware of your presence. The first of these works, The Great Egret was a return to large scale statements about nature.

The works that followed form the Water Lily Series. These have been selected for Exhibition in July – August 2023 and are now available as original framed works exclusively at the exhibition, or in our new range of stunningly beautiful Giglee Prints with ice-white mounting boards.

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