Claire Sparkes RI SGFA | Watercolour | 5.5 x 5.5 inches
“The painting ‘Love Spoon’ is a gift of love. It features a Welsh love spoon. These were traditionally decorated with symbols of love and given as tokens of love to be hung on the wall. They would usually be carved from a single piece of wood. Sycamore was often chosen for its fine grain and beautiful colour. Symbolically, the Sycamore also relates to love, protection and creativity. Its free-spirited, winged seeds, blown on the wind, are the keys of the future.
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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