When I started to work out the composition for some new paintings this year, I was reminded of that very useful piece of advice when it comes to communication – KISS. (keep it simple, stupid). Having spent an enjoyable day at the London Art Fair, I was struck by how effective some of the simpler paintings were – leaving more to the imagination.The following 2 paintings have been done with this thought in mind. Working on a bigger format of 90 x 60cm in oils on board, I have revisited 2 of my earlier compositions and kept out all the details and drilled down into what I am really trying to say in the simplest way possible. It felt quite a relief to scrape back to essentials and because they are large,their impact is greater. I hope you agree!

“Chit Chat” OIl on board 90x60cm

“Together we can” Oil on board  90x60cm



About angela brittain

Each work I create has a search for “rightness” – an attempt to solve complex and often self-imposed compositional problems. They often have a tension below the surface. I work mainly in oil or acrylics on board. People fascinate me but I’m not sure that I made a conscious decision to make people central to my work or if this subject chose me. I have a Diploma in Art and Design and worked for several years as a graphic designer and illustrator before finally returning to my first love of drawing & painting in 2008. I have taught art to children and adults and currently offer one-to-one workshops from my home studio in West Sussex. I am a Member of the Society of Women Artists (SWA) and exhibit in London and the South.

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