Studio B8Terrie Larder
Although I studied art and graphic design for 2 years in Wakefield I regard myself as mainly self taught. I work in a variety of media but predominantly acrylics as their rapid drying allows my work to progress at speed. I like the energy and instant gratification I get from using acrylic paints. My recent work is heavily textured and expressive with layers of rich glazes and dry brushwork built over foundations of paper and gesso. The pieces are emotional responses to landscape, rocks and trees, often with recurring motifs of still dark pools viewed from above giving the work dual viewpoints. The pools themselves having dual meanings: they are calm yet create tension from their unknown depths, they are repressed memory and the unfaced present.