Description I have a narrowboat on the Grand Union Canal in England. We often take the boat out for weekends or for longer holidays. This pastel painting shows a typical scene at one of the six locks near Braunston. I used pastels for this painting to capture the wonderful colours of the English countryside in summer.
Joy Gregory, Ampthill Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement I am fascinated with colour and light, and my paintings reflect this with an emphasis on exploring the effects of strong light and unusual colours on mysubjects. I have been painting all my life, gradually developing my painting techniques into the distinctive blend of style and colour I use today. I am a member of the Bedfordshire Artists Network and regularly exhibit with them and take part in Open Studios. I have also exhibited at the Gascoigne Gallery in Harrogate, England in their 'Starkers' exhibition.
I am particularly interested in working with the nude figure, capturing and emphasising the curves of the figure through light and colour. My paintings of nudes often have an element of mystery to them, and include silhouettes with the curves edged in light. My paintings are of nudes but are about seeing the beauty of the nude form through the play of light and colour on the figure.
I have recently been experimenting with digital techniques, creating images with 3D modelling and digital painting software, using these to extend my exploration of the effects of light. You can find these images in the Digital Gallery.
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