I am a painter. My whole approach seeks to capture the multi faceted layers and non topical colour that exists within us all. It is a search for an essential humanness, and therefore faces are not recorded, but hinted at; a sense of universality and truth. My work is about trying to understand how we are perceived, how that is informed and whether that fleeting perception is important. The paintings use, and embody, strength and frailty, energy and movement and a self imposed position of uncertainty is part of this. Faced with a beautiful view - the way in which we seem to measure, display, judge ourselves - my reaction is to turn and find something hidden and less apparent. The physicality of placing colour on a surface, in ways that express or communicate is a vital part of why I paint and has developed from a need to find a language that connects beyond the immediate. My love of abstraction in landscapes is a strong part of this. My art training began 20 years ago with a Fine Art Diploma which followed an A level in fine art, studied in my mid forties. Those 5 years which included
sculpture, ran concurrently with a 22 year teaching career in creative studies at Peterborough Regional College. My teaching subject involved an underlying knowledge of observed and visually recorded form, colour and line
which still feeds strongly into my painting.
Prue’s paintings are held in private collections in - Canada, America - New
York, Washington DC, Baltimore, and York, Pennsylvania, The United
Kingdom, South Africa and Zimbabwe ... and work exhibited in London,
Edinburgh, Stamford, Oakham, Lincoln, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds.