Mother and daughter artists, Jacqueline and Charlotte Burrage will be exhibiting their artwork at the Old Fire Station gallery between 29 June and 4 July.
Jacqueline was formerly a Translator and Interpreter and has developed a spontaneous painting style in gouache, acrylic and oils that highlights intense colour and energy. Charlotte is studying Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and has also gained an Arts Foundation Diploma from the Arts University of Bournemouth for which she was highly commended. Their work has a strong focus on colour and is inspired by a love of the countryside and the Chilterns.
Jacqueline said, “I have always painted or drawn; originally in pencils or charcoal and more recently in watercolour, acrylics and oils, but the pandemic unleashed a creative drive which rather took me by surprise. I paint what I see and love around me and what I have a connection with. It might be something that has caught my eye in the landscape or an image that has triggered a train of thought, although once I start to paint, I am not really looking at anything; what I am painting is coming from my imagination. I am not interested in detail or accurate representation of my subject, more in conveying what I feel; as people, we don’t see in one colour or in a single frame like a photographic image, what we see around us is filtered and coloured by past emotions and experiences. My painting style is spontaneous and highlights intense colour and energy. I love the interplay between colour and sound and how colour can trigger emotion and sensations that chime with us like musical notes. My work is generally completed in one sitting in a wave of colour.”
All the profit from the sale of my art will be going to Home Start Reading and to Riverside Counselling, a Henley charity that provides affordable counselling and support for adults and children from the age of 12, regardless of financial circumstances.
The exhibition will be open from 10.00 am to 5.00pm.