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lorraine Tuck


Tears for a place I've never been 1
Tears for a place Ive never been 1 Lorraine Tuck Painting Japanese orange earthquake tearsTears for a place Ive never been 1 Lorraine Tuck Painting Japanese orange earthquake tearsTears for a place Ive never been 1 Lorraine Tuck Painting Japanese orange earthquake tears

Tears for a place I've never been 1

One of three abstract landscape paintings made at the time of the Japanese earthquake.

Original
Mixed Media on Canvas
60cm x 50cm

Statement

 

I think of my paintings as personal maps that guide me through the landscape between imagination and reality, in a constant search for 'home, best expressed by the welsh language word Hiraeth'.  Bridging a rural present with an urban past, often looking at the places on the edge of town, once wild, now tamed by our interventions.  The paintings are often layered in the hope they will take root, a palimpsest of stains and ghosts.

Lines as boundaries to contain spaces and line as routes to follow, to connect us, tiny ladders hidden to help us through the work, all are important elements in the work.  Each painting begins intuitively, considered decisions coming later.

These observations are possibly just an excuse to swim in the paint, a visceral pleasure so absorbing it can last a lifetime, a huge comfort in a world where one loses so much through ageing.  My wish is that the viewer can take for themselves a little of this pleasure in making.

The paintings are made with whatever serves my immediate purpose, primarily water-based or dry media, acrylics, ,inks, housepaint, pastels, paper, there is no hierarchy to their use.  Supports include wooden panels, canvas, paper and occasionally found textiles 

 


 
  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Biography

 A London childhood, years as an Antiques dealer, a life lived between rural France and South West England; all this goes into the mix, to make me and to make my art.  A latecomer to formal art education I graduated with a BA (hons) in fine art in 2012 and have painted constantly ever since, with works on walls around the world and on my doorstep.