Alison McWhirter's only solo exhibition of 2021 'Meditations of Colour'.
After another testing year for all, we are delighted to be bringing to you the first of our 2021 Solo Exhibitions; ‘Meditations on Colour’ by Alison McWhirter.
We’re hugely excited about this exhibition as it’s been two years in the planning and we consider Alison to be one of the most talented contemporary painters working today. We are proud to present to you this simply outstanding selection of thoughtful, colourful and uplifting work in her instantly recognisable contemporary style.
Alison’s paintings are underpinned by her unquestionable sincerity and characterised by such freshness and enthusiasm that they appear to have been painted spontaneously. In fact, although there are occasional acts of last-minute spontaneity, they are fundamentally the product of long periods of reflection and introspection. Alison is remarkable for her willingness to acknowledge the struggles entailed in making a painting - in her own words “to embrace the mysterious nature of the creative process”.
Her style continues to evolve as a result of her constant, restless, unquenchable urge for experimentation, and an inexorable quest for ever greater abstraction. To this end, she has recently resorted increasingly to the use of her own fingers and the palette knife, wielded at times with breath-taking bravura. The dominant colours are often transferred directly from the tube to the canvas, then smeared or swirled at will across the surface, culminating in a sensuous, thick, buttery impasto.