SIOBHAN MCLAUGHLIN STUDIO

Henderson Bursary 2023 winner Siobhan McLaughlin’s practice combines her experience of Scottish and Cornish landscapes with textile experimentation to create non-traditional landscape paintings. 

Recent work has evolved from exploring the coastal landscapes of the East Neuk of Fife, the Black Isle and South-West Cornwall. Her painting process starts with walking, sketching the landscape and gathering earth and stones which she later grinds into pigment to make paint. She uses this ancient form of paint making with earth pigments, to reflect the particular colourings of the landscape she is painting. Remnant fabrics are stitched together to create a base for painting, with the sewn lines and frayed edges echoing the movement of the landscape. Abstract layers of oil and earth pigment are painted over this mix of textiles, creating underlying rhythms and currents within the painted landscape. These works go beyond representation to evoke the experience of landscape.
 

By using materials and colour palettes rooted in each place, Siobhan highlights often overlooked aspects of the landscape to reflect on sustainability and our own memories, to celebrate the land that surrounds us.

 

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'Pittenweem Shoreline'. Earth pigments and oil paint on sewn remnant materials (fisherman's smock cloth, cotton and remnant dressmaking materials), 40x40cm.

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