I was inspired by my recent visit to Paris, visiting wonderful galleries including Musée de l’Orangerie and Musée d’Orsay with its wonderful impressionists. Monet, Matisse and Modigliani used magical techniques to represent light, completely original experimental artist of their time.
Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement which explored a completely new way of representation using swift, rapid strokes of the brush to create a depiction of light and movement in their changing qualities.
I had to make my own interpretation using cut-paper as a dry medium to attempt to replicate the style of the Impressionists.
You may ask: why buy from FSW Gallery? Because you are buying direct from the artist. Fiona Scott-Wilson’s hands make images and Software Antelope Ltd (her partner’s company) provides an online infrastructure for her to get her superb works out to the public at an affordable price. We work as a team with the artist to build a supportive online infrastructure. We keep prices accessible to the average person, and experiment with content format, advertising and social media to find successful ways to market the arts in today’s troubled world. What is art when there is a family to feed? We appreciate that life is hard for the many, but children who grow up with art and nature may develop awareness about the world and care about their future. We believe strongly that social development is strongly linked to an appreciation of value and aesthetic development is crucial. Bringing colour and life into the living rooms of your family and friends is an expression of love and connection during these times when we can not be together. There is something wonderful about receiving a message in an art-card that itself can be framed and kept or enjoyed even briefly. We print art cards for that purpose, both small inexpensive ones and large ones for display.
We would love to hear from you with your ideas of things we could offer to you, what you would love to see – for example one customer asked Fiona if she had made any works with hedgehogs. You can imagine that cut-paper as a medium would be a challenge with a creature with thousands of spines! Of course she had not, but she was inspired to make a custom image and made a 73 year old lady very happy.
A new work for the Nottingham Trust Postcard competition, Turtledoves on Magnolia – an A6 standard postcard. A print based on the original work is being made available as a greeting card, a canvas and a postcard.