This is My Story
The art I create is about capturing the essence of colour and light. Using acrylics allows a mix of vibrant and soft tones with the potential to paint in infinite ways. I am moved to paint what I experience and see in the world, sometimes from a narrative or from being moved by emotion to direct my chosen subject. This has included land and waterscapes that are filled with visual reflections and patterns, wildlife that teach how to be in the world and cuisine scenes that tell a story of a shared love of food and travel.
At 16 years old in 1988, I studied Graphic Design at Scarborough Technical College and later Cumbria College of Arts, with a value for traditional art studies. The graphic design element is evident in my work with acrylics. It is a product of the time I was born into and developed through the decades, with concepts and visuals attributed and influenced by music, film, the environment and technology.
Life and experiences lead me to train as a Gestalt Therapist, which is a very creative form of therapy for both client and therapist. In 2015, after 15 years of working as a therapist, it was time for me to take a break from the therapy world and focus on developing art. My partner and I traveled the UK and France, sometimes by car and on some eventful occasions living in a 26 ft yacht, before arriving and spending several months in La Manga, Spain. While there I experimented,explored and found my painting style. When the Spanish summer season came to an end we returned to the UK, first to North Wales, and other locations in the UK working in the holiday sector but still painting and exploring different genres.
In early 2017 another opportunity came up to live and work abroad in France, and other European locations, which I loved. However it was seasonal work and on returning my partner and I were blessed with living and working in Cumbria, with the beauty of the Cumbrian Lakes and mountains providing inspiration and a very peaceful life to reflect and communicate life through art.
Imelda Little. 2019.
You can see regular updates of projects and paintings I create on my facebook page: https://facebook.com/artbyimelda
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