Chair of Waveney and Blyth Arts
I am essentially a painter in acrylics who incorporates a variety of media including print techniques, collage, pastels, charcoal and ink. Journeys and life-lines are themes that re-occur frequently. These might be journeys on foot through the local landscape, filtered through memory and a personal perspective. Or life journeys that connect to my own family history, or have created the distinctive features of older faces. I am also interested in the presence/absence of older women as subjects and make images that are not portraits of specific people but are depictions of constructed archetypes – guardians, guides, teachers and dreamers. I have not had a formal art school training but completed the excellent Access to Art and Design course at City College Norwich (2009/11) and printmaking diploma at Curwen Print Study Centre (2012) as well as many short courses and summer schools.
I have been an active member of Harleston & Waveney Art Trail (HWAT) Collective since 2014 and take part in their annual Open Studios scheme, group exhibitions and contributed to Waveney Reflections publication, 2015. See www.hwat.org.uk
Website : www.nickystainton.artweb.com