GILLIAN MATHER DA(EDIN) MA(RCA)
FROM THE HEART

Opening, 28 August 6-8pm
29 August – 11 September 2018
ARUSHA GALLERY, 13a Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG

“My paintings use tigers to express the emotion of human love. I combine figuration with abstraction in a style similar to that of prehistoric cave paintings, returning to the origin of human art to avoid unnecessary cultural influences. I paint rapidly, using simple brushstrokes and
colours, avoiding inconsequential detail, to create elements of abstraction within a very basic
semi-impressionistic form.

I paint tigers to capture the essence or soul of beings to express the emotion of human love in the way that Native Americans viewed animals as representing the souls of people. I would like my paintings to give pleasure to people who are not normally interested in art. I paint from the heart, hoping to make the heart sing.”

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