Alice Neave Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Alice Neave
Live in: London, GB
Artworks for sale: 24.00
Alice Neave Artist Bio:
After completing a BA in Fine Art at The University of Leeds in 2010 Neave moved to London where she has been receiving commissions and working towards exhibitions. Neaves's work is concerned with movement, colour and texture in oil painting. There are elements of the Flora, Fauna, the Figurative and indeed Still life in her painting; however she considers all of them to be Portraits. They are Portraits of paint, classically composed and constructed consolidating, amongst others, the two themes of colour and composition. Neave uses the paint, heavy with texture and viscosity to examine the relationship between the background and foreground. She processes and explores this relationship by creating a series of forms and shapes upon a block colour background until they become a creature with life and movement of its own. Neave works instinctively and tries not to overwork the piece, preferring to capture the image, the paint and the shapes in a series of impulsive mark making. Neave has a great many inspirations behind my painting, the principle ones being travel and photography. These are a big resource, especially having familial roots in South America's Paraguay; a recent period there provided her with a rich source of visual stimuli, especially in terms of colour. A vibrant Palette is something that is of the utmost importance ; She works to stretch that and uses photography to help her with this. Neave finds it to be an imperative tool in capturing the subtle and indeed unsubtle hues and shades of the world we live in. Using captured and abstracted images acts as a visual catalyst in her work, however when combined with the textural physicality of the paint itself, the paint has a superior precedence in the artistic process. Painting, itself, whether the suggestion of it, the layering, scraping and moving of it is what Neave finds most exciting in the artistic process and she will continue to explore this for a long while to come.