18 x 13 cm | 7 x 5 in
Original painting in oil, enamel, acrylic paste and varnish on board.
"The first painting in my "Peeping Tallulahs" series. This series is an exploration of botanic life through focusing on the blossoming of flowers in unorthodox places. Solid bullets scatter a gritted surface, tracing to a past of carnage and oozing with crimson shadows. Yet a single daisy emerges from one, suggesting that even at our darkest moments our perseverance and resilience allows us to heal and bloom."
Nina Goldsmiths work revolves around the sense of belonging. The lost landscapes of forgotten buildings and far away countryside allude to connections between people and place, of identifying with somewhere. The landscapes seem both visceral and universal, the use of texture reaches out and burnishes our senses. Vivid colours and dark shadows give a sense of depth, both physically and emotionally. There is an emotional charge within each piece in regards to the intimacy of recognising a place as somewhere full of memories - however banal. Perhaps this is why the graffiti on the wall in the ‘Searching and Finding’ study provokes a sense of, not only abandonment, but of being found again.