Cherie Smith

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My work responds to city spaces and the natural environment.  Both rural and urban space is key.  Modern cities are defined by the office buildings, skyscrapers and architecture that can become industrious and hostile. My intention is to gain a sense of utopianism in response to those environments we are surrounded by everyday that can restrict us, are claustrophobic and manmade

shell - cherie smith

 Within the natural world I feel a sense of freedom.  The rural landscape has infinite possibilities from which to produce artwork that captures the rhythmic contours of nature.  I am concerned with the notion of becoming at one with the natural environment and express my emotions through colour and form with paint, rather than depicting imitative representation to reflect how I feel.

cones and driftwood - cherie smith

In addition, the process of making, building up complex layers and use of materials is as equally important. 

air - cherie smith

It explores chance experimentation and other organic processes that echo my overall intention in relation to gaining a sense of release; an emotional engagement with the work