By Alice Linford Forte & Salli Coppin. An Exhibition Of Large Abstract Paintings And Raw Metal And Gem Rings.
Alice Linford Forte
"I tend to approach painting the way I approach life: haphazardly, spontaneously and somewhat erratically. Bursts of colour, dramatic contrasts and a certain unpredictability of what is to follow.
This is how the theme of 'Dreamers' came to be.
Painting abstracts invites a 'meditative state of mind', that I don't feel when focussing on the details of realism, which is what has made this exhibition so enjoyable to work on.
A couple of recent trips to Indonesia and India have provided me with some creative refreshment, each inspiring new depth, new colors, and most importantly new ideas.
Whilst trying to make a living through my art I've also tried to remain as true as possible to what it is I really love about it. Not trying to reach a destination but enjoying getting lost along the way.
I'd like my paintings to be looked into rather than looked at. To be felt rather than seen. To connect with people through colors and shapes rather than subjects.
In an attempt to do this I've created a collection of visually exciting abstracts depicting pure, raw expression, without the constraints of technical rules and conventions.
'Dreamers' is an exhibition of works that can hopefully encourage open mindedness and a broad imagination."