Own Art

Wendy McBride SWAc

"Though I spent many hours as a child with a paint brush in my hand, I didn’t take art seriously until my youngest child began school. It was then I decided to go back to university and complete a mixed degree in art and literature. Since then painting has taken over.

"For much of my life I have lived in the West Country among the weather and shifting seasons. Nothing is fixed here, not for a day, not for an hour.  But somehow, particular encounters with the natural world get stuck in my mind, and I think this is where the pictures begin.

"Back in the studio, the memory gets mixed up with mood and imagination and the scrape of chalk on board, so that I never quite know what will happen while the picture takes shape.   

"I use pastels both for their translucent qualities, and because I like to work quickly. Degas was an early love, and Turner. Joan Eardley is a constant inspiration, as is Barbara Rae."

Wendy McBride

Selected exhibitions
Quartet, 2016
White Space Art

Quintet, 2014
White Space Art

Light and Colour, 2012
White Space Art

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South by South West, 5-19 June, 2010

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Gallery Tresco, Scilly Isles
Somerville  Gallery, Plymouth

Selected Group Exhibitions
Chelsea Art Fair, White Space Art
Affordable Art Fair, White Space Art
Works on Paper, White Space Art
Byard Art, Cambridge
Mall Galleries, London
South West Academy of Fine Arts, Exeter 

  • Nocturne by Wendy McBride SWAc
  • Ebb and Flow by Wendy McBride SWAc
  • Palaver by Wendy McBride SWAc
  • Swans' Way by Wendy McBride SWAc
  • Springs by Wendy McBride SWAc
  • Path to the Sea by Wendy McBride SWAc
  • The Sea Elsewhere by Wendy McBride SWAc
  • Elemental by Wendy McBride SWAc

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