Creating art that evokes an emotion or feeling is something very engaging… It’s something that stimulates the creative process for many artists
Tompkins’s award winning Ceramic sculpture has always held an engaging narrative.. So it’s a natural progression that has led to an exciting abstract figurative expression on paper and canvas. There is spontaneity, an intrigue and a sense of wonder about her work … highlighted with collage vintage papers, ink runs and glazed washes that make them completely engaging; especially up close.
Working from her bright airy midlands studio that looks out onto lush green farmlands and welcomes in the big blue African sky, Tompkins is able to create in a multidisciplinary environment, moving effortlessly between easel and clay slab. It is this lush studio view that she captures as ‘under-paintings’ before finding a sense of narrative with all the memory associated with her studies in theater history, drama, dance and mime.
The initial intuitive ink marks reveal themselves as figures during the process, which the artist captures as a moment in time, accentuating each piece with a recognizable gentle storytelling
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