Hot Chilli Dangle

Claire Sparkes RI SGFA | Watercolour | 5 x 7 inches

“The inspiration for ‘Hot Chilli Dangle’ evolved from research into the symbolic and medicinal importance of Chillies for people from different cultures around the world. In particular, their use as good luck charms fascinated me, whether hung inside the home, by the door, or along fences. Symbolically, the striking reds and greens of the Chillies might suggest passion, vitality, creativity, flow or calm. The Chillies’ fire ignites, and yet there is a beautiful balance to be found in these components.

My paintings primarily focus on people, whilst also encompassing still life, interiors and landscape. At times my work crosses these boundaries interrelating and layering elements. This leads to the weaving of narratives that draw upon connections through time and place, as well as between cultures, individuals and mythologies.

Drawing is fundamental to my artistic practice. Techniques of drawing and painting merge within my work. I love the versatility and fluidity of watercolour, and enjoy combining looser washes with layered detail. Mark-making is extremely important to me. Like a calligraphy, it unravels the story of the painting over time.Claire Sparkes

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