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Garth Bayley

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Garth Bayley - Artist Statement

I choose to work predominantly in oils because of the richness of the colours and the consistency achieved by layering the paint with a combination of brush and palette use resulting in a rich texture. My use of colour and light is influenced by my African heritage in relation to vibrancy and spatial elements.

More recently as Artist in Residence I have been experimenting with 3D work. I use clay like I use paint- layering and loose and incorporating skip finds and taxidermy.  Here I restrained my pallet focusing on form.

I work loosely with bold colours showing form and movement. My subjects are diverse ranging from sport and dance to abstracted landscape. My landscapes are drawn from emotions when visiting a site and often include derelict buildings or left over manmade debris.  I use personal experiences to create beautifully expressive canvases evoking both emotional and physical sensuality. The overriding theme is reinterpreting and allowing captured glimpses into my everyday experiences.

I draw inspiration from images in the media, life drawing and my own photography. I work from sketches and directly from images as well as painting plein air.

www.garthbayley.co.uk

art@garthbayley.co.uk

07930307180

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