Lemon Squash

Colourswatch

Lemon Squash 2014 Mixed media (lemon squash, orange juice, blackcurrant juice, raspberry juice and acrylic) on linen 50 x50cm COLOURSWATCH at Espacio Gallery, East London was an exhibition curated by South London Women Artist’s. Selected participants were each given a colour swatch to respond to. My colour was a pale yellow named ‘Lemon Squash’. I often use […]

The Coming Year

In retrospect 2013 was a busy year, with exhibitions and building a portfolio of work, using techniques learned from my MA. Those experimental and extremely large-scale gestural paintings had opened up a new way of working and last year I was able to transfer this practice onto a more domestic scale. My Blog posts document […]

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Fabelist exhibition ‘CONNECT’ 21st – 25th November 2013 // Private View 21st November 6pm-9pm A-Side B-Side Gallery, London

A Fluxus Inspired Transatlantic Exchange   Between Polly Bagnall (UK)and Melissa Staiger (USA) To ‘Connect’ with, a person, a moment, an idea. This is the concept behind my body of work, which I call Field Recording. Focusing on an Experience, and the minute events within it I have used graphic and non-traditional mark-making in an […]

the feast

a dumb supper for Samhain

I was asked to submit paintings for a Halloween ritual to celebrate Samhain, a pagan festival that coincides with the start of winter. Using edible materials and my tongue as a painting implement I made the following four paintings. They are painted on linen, but made with saffron, beetroot, sweet potato, wine, blackberry, elderflower and […]