Meet The Artist – Sue Prince

When:
04/03/2017 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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Where:
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
Leek.
Contact:
01538386112

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Into the Woods exhibition – Meet the Artist.

Sue Prince – Artist Statement

I am a contemporary British folk artist creating narrative paintings in traditional egg tempera paint (inspired by Swedish folk art); it’s like folk music only paint, in the Peak District National Park.

In a digital world of kittens, I tell stories, responding to current events, celebrating rural life and commenting on our society in a very different way. All over the world folk artists produce an unfiltered view of what matters to human beings; rites of passage, work, food, weather, protest, life and death.

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I make my own egg tempera paint, a technique learned in Sweden where I have helped revive this form in its native place. I use egg yolk and a limited palette of natural pigments to make my own paints.  I work on herringbone weave, natural linen or stretched cotton canvas with real rabbit skin glue and chalk gesso.

For me, living on my family’s organic farm, this art form is as natural and organic as I can get. I see the world around me and following in ancient footsteps I interpret what I see in the way it’s been done for centuries.

I am running courses through 2017 where you can learn to produce your own folk art painting.  www.sueprinceartist.co.uk

‘Into the Woods’ runs from 18 February to 1 April at the Foxlowe Gallery, upstairs at the Foxlowe Arts Centre. Foxlowe Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm and the first Sunday of every month (11am-4pm).

 

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