Arts degree show2017

Olivia Szczypka

My work aims to artistically show the obscure way we remember places we have visited, focusing specifically on the textures and colours in our environment. By using photographs of the seaside towns I have been to as reference, my process involves the application of spontaneous layers of thick oil paint using a palette knife along with splashes of thinner paint to imitate the waves hitting the rocks along the bay. This painting process includes an element of chance in its presentation of our unpredictable coastal environment.