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Days of Sand and Sun - Lesley Birch - Framed art Print

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About this artwork

Taking inspiration from a summer spent at Sanna Bay in Scotland, Lesley Birch's "Days of Sand and Sun" embodies the artist's recollection of the immaculate white sand."These paintings are more than just depictions of landscapes, they're sentimental recreations of Scottish lochs and coastal areas. I think that for most people, the landscapes of our birthplaces have an indelible impact on us. This resonates with me deeply. The process of painting these landscapes often feels subconscious – I may not know what the final result will look like, but once the paintings manifest themselves, I immediately recognise the places they represent. These paintings talk back to me in a way.From my aunt's home on Isle of Arran, to traversing the West Coast and basking in the sun on Isle of Lewis, or even scaling a rocky cliff edge from the sea in Kintyre - all these experiences are encapsulated in my art. My approach involves layering and expressive brushstrokes to depict the movement of air and the soundscape on the canvas. But most significantly, my work is about the interplay of colour and a touch of abstraction to reflect my profound love for the natural beauty and vibrant energy of Scotland." - Lesley Birch 2022.



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About the artist

Painter and printmaker Lesley Birch, born in Glasgow in 1958, crafts evocative, semi-abstract pieces that speak to her affinity with time and place. Her inspiration springs from the rugged landscapes of Scotland, Ireland, and Yorkshire, as well as the enigmatic Welsh forests, with their air and sounds finding expression through her vibrant colours, texture, and marks.

Leveraging her MA in English Literature and Music from the University of Glasgow, Birch spent the 1980s touring the UK and USA as a professional musician with the Scottish chart-topping band, Hue and Cry. Her foray into printmaking and painting began around 2000 while she was teaching English Literature in Cambridge.

Birch continually refines her approach, experimenting with various media to best articulate her subjects. After a 2017 trip to the isolated Scottish island of Islay, she developed a technique blending printmaking with painting, driven by her "passion for working on paper" and the promptness it allows in her mark-making.

Birch's lockdown alla prima oil paintings offer nostalgic memories of cherished places. Her artwork often leans towards abstraction, ignited by her responses to events, places, or emotions. A single line, shape or colour can sometimes become the central motif for an entire body of work.

In 2019, Birch became a member of the Society of Scottish Artists. She is also a founding member of PICA Studios in York, where she currently resides and creates. Birch's emotive colour usage and expressive marks truly connect with her audience.

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