Sara paints with very gestural mark making, and this painting is part of her body of work which interprets the fascinating interactions and relationships between nature in the landscape, both in the air and on the ground. This work has been float-mounted in a whitewashed frame with glass. In December 2020, Joanna Bryant Projects worked with Sara to create a film looking back at the last five years of her practice. The film is split into three bitesize parts and the third and final part, ‘Shifting Balances’ brings us up to date with Sara’s practice and thoughts concerning nature, the environment and mankind during the Covid-19 Pandemic and features this painting. The painting has also been exhibited in ‘Memory into Landscape’ at the Elysium Gallery, Swansea and at ‘Nature Reimagined’, Yeovil Artspace 2021. Please click here to view the film
Mud Duologue (Relational Dynamics)
Somerset coast mudstone paints over postcards on board
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Original work of art
47.5 x 69 cm
Contemporary painterly qualities and drawn marks are essential components in Sara Dudman’s work, conveying an intuitive understanding of her subject, capturing, analysing and representing their movements or properties. Fragility and transience are expressed through unpainted or sparsely formed negative spaces. Through the process of drawing and painting she progressively locates and extracts order from apparent chaos, drawing out patterns of movement and behaviour. Small-scale and intimate, or large and expressive, these gestural paintings are created in layers, alternately recording and expressing the essence of the subject and its environment or context.