This painting was selected for the 6th BEIJING INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNALE 2015 held at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing.
The Biennale showed works from 90 countries and I was one of 3 artists representing the UK. There was a large colour catalogue and I was invited to attend the Opening ceremony.
The theme was 'Memory and Dream.'
My painting was heavily worked on to recreate a memory of one of my favourite places, Paphos lighthouse in Cyprus. It is a place by the coast where I have some of my happiest memories. For me, there is an incredible sense of changing light and also I feel an ancient quality to the coast. I fragmented the imagery to represent a sense of moving around the lighthouse with shapes recreating parts of the walk and coast for me.
Oil on board,
91 x 61 cm
Photographer: Fiona Stanbury