Mairi Ward

Horizon, 2015

acrylic on canvas

61 x 76

From the artist

I paint intuitively, as a response to the environment I live in, from the perspective that I am inseparable from the environment. There are many similarities, both philosophical and material, between by painting practice and that of dance. I’m mainly interested in the painting process due to the movement inherent in it. My paintings are the traces, or imprints of my actions. For me, the process is the outcome, when immersed in it I find a sense of equilibrium with what is.

Artist background

Born Isle of Man, British Isles 1980. Lives and works in Launceston, Tasmania. Exhibiting since 2007 including In Teers, Ten Days on the Island 2011 and Deloraine Craft Fair feature exhibition 2008. Finalist in Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery 2013; Bay of Fires Art Award 2014; & Glover 2010, 2014 & 2015.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart/Evandale.