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 […]

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 […]

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 […]