solo show: shirley trevena

I love stumbling upon an artwork work and having no idea who the artist is or even what the medium is. And then you discover a body of delightful work by an adorable British woman and are captivated by her techniques and hairdo.

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Working inside the often hemmed in and precise umbrella of watercolour still life, Shirley Trevena presses against all those edges to create a loose and lovely take on tradition. Trevana has a beautiful sense of layering and space. I also love how her brushstrokes and markings, like splatters and drips, seem a bit like planned chaos. {Truth be told, she had me with the drips in the above mixed media work. In artwork, I am a sucker for a good drip.}

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ShirleyTravena-QuinceBlueChina ShirleyTravena-SmallSunshine

ShirleyTravena-PinkTeapotFruit ShirelyTravena-GreenGrapesPencils

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 Shirley Trevena lives and works in England.

 

 

 

 

 

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