STORIES OF LAND & EARTH
personal moments in history
"In this ongoing series I combine abstraction of the landscape with figuration and symbols to present a narrative element to my painting. These are personal moments of my history to time and place. A sense of timelessness is something I'm after in the atmosphere of each painting, whether it be the suggestion of a human form, a soft, sweeping, mistlike mark or the cutting line of sharp rock." Lesley Birch, 2016
STORIES OF LAND & EARTH 2016 - 2017
"something is lost, something is found" - Chrissie Hynde, 'Hymn to Her'
Dad had a boat on Loch Lomond in the 1980s - he renovated 'Ladybird' in a huge warehouse on Inchmurrin Island. Some paintings allude to this little boat as a metaphor for a life resurfacing through the painting. Family time was spent in Carradale, Ardentinny, Carnoustie and St Andrews. These paintings relive those experiences and memories. Some paintings are available from CARINA HASLAM FINE ART GALLERY.
STORIES OF LAND & EARTH 2013 - 2015
Here, past relationships rise to the surface - between mother and child, father and child, family, ideas of aloneness, crossing, communities and pathways.
NEW BOOK ON COLD WAX
The art of Lesley Birch will be featured in a forthcoming book due to be published later this year - by American artists, Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin.