Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Kerene Hawley-Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?’
 W. H. Davies   (Leisure.)

As someone who has re-discovered her passion for art, Kerene has come to realise and appreciate the importance of this quote in her life. Having been a Primary School teacher for twenty years, Kerene re-trained and has embarked on her new career in the Fine Art world.
She enjoys adding textural and sculptural elements to her paintings, which are often inspired by seasonal changes in nature, from the hidden treasures of an Autumn woodland to the shingle beaches and turning tides of the Kent coastline where she now lives. Her use of colour is also temporal ... focussing on ‘warm’ browns and reds to ‘cooling’ blues and greens.
Artists that inspire her range from Van Gogh and Klimt to the sculptural works of Antony Gormley, David Nash and the photography of Andy Goldsworthy and Joe Cornish.
‘I have been lucky enough to have seen beautiful and intriguing works of art and places of great historical interest in France, Austria and Turkey. In my travels, home and abroad, I have learned to take time to stand, stare, question and admire the world around me and reflect this in my practise.’

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