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Maureen Hawkridge


red white or rose
Red, White or Rose?
Medium: Acrylic
iris
Iris
Medium: Acrylic
red sails
Red Sails
Medium: Oil

Sunlight Through Trees
Sunlight Through Trees
Medium: Oil
willows
Willows
Medium: Acrylic
White Sails
White Sails
Medium: Acrylic

Maureen Hawkridge

I studied at Brighton Art College,  Leeds College of Art, and the University of Bristol to obtain a BA in Fine Art and a PGCE teaching qualification.
My favoured style at the time was Pop Art, and I made mixed-media constructions using fibreglass, cloth, wood and metal.

I was later drawn towards painting by my studies with the Open University, particularly the course on Modern Art and Modernism, and by the many and varied exhibitions of the work of modern masters which I have visited over the years. However I have not attempted to acquire a “style”, as I believe that I should paint “just as it comes”.

I tend to choose subject matter with  strong underlying abstract forms, using these to structure my picture. However my paintings are also about my emotional reaction to what I am seeing, and I try to capture that essence so that I can experience it again later. I also hope to communicate something of this to the beholder, if not the sensation of being there, then at least a sense of atmosphere and a pleasing balance of form and colour.



If you would like to see more of my work I can be contacted at  maureen@hawkridges.co.uk or you could look at my own gallery web site here.


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