Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Thursday 9 July 2020

July 2018 – Olivia Browne

Olivia will be showing the first of a new series ‘walking the dog’.

She talks about her work here:

‘My collaged landscapes play with pastoral stereotypes. Recent work responds to British countryside imagery. The medium of collage allows me to construct fantasy rural scenes that are not what they at first seem, by arranging and re-arranging papers from a variety of sources. My technique involves a process of tearing images from fashion and lifestyle magazines and reworking them to create an imaginary scene.  Sometimes using my own black and white photographs taken in local woodland, I work into the final image with solvents to erase colour and build it up again with graphite pencil and oil paint.  I aim to create landscapes that are evocative and eerie.

Since 2002, teaching Art and Art History at the Sixth Form College Colchester, Wivenhoe has become my adopted home.’


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