Joy Lightman

Joined Artfinder: Nov. 2018

Artworks for sale: 5

United Kingdom

About Joy Lightman

 
 
  • Biography

    I am driven by my desire to understand people, relationships and emotion, and this has informed my creative work.  

    My paintings function as metaphors for different emotional states, for journeys both real and imagined, for people and places.  I am interested in the viewers’ emotional response to colour and also what lies beneath the surface, the parts of our story that remain untold.  I use various techniques which layer, obscure and reveal to create texture and interest, but also to reflect these ideas.  My use of strong bold colours has been influenced by my travels, particularly India, Nepal, SE Asia and Africa.

    By using layers, texture and strong colours to translate my emotional landscape onto canvas, my aim is to produce something that feels both organic and authentic.  I continue to experiment with non-traditional application of paint – hands, household objects, found objects, paper, cardboard, fabric – to create interesting textures and unusual effects.  By spontaneously applying colour it gives an intuitive feel to my paintings allowing total freedom of expression.  I use acrylic paints as their quick-drying nature aids this impulsive method of painting, allowing layers to be added in quick succession.
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    Event: colour + emotion

    Dates: Nov. 13, 2018 - Nov. 18, 2018

    Venue: The Ply Gallery, Crouch End, London

    Joy’s paintings in ‘colour + emotion’ function as metaphors for different emotional states, for journeys both real and imagined, for people and places. She is interested in the viewers’ emotional response to colour and also what lies beneath the surface, the parts of our story that remain untold. She uses various techniques which layer, obscure and reveal to create texture and interest, but also to reflect these ideas. Her use of strong bold colours has been influenced by her travels, particularly India, Nepal, SE Asia and Africa.

    By using layers, texture and strong colours to translate her emotional landscape onto canvas, her aim is to produce something that feels both organic and authentic. She continues to experiment with non-traditional application of paint – hands, household objects, found objects, paper, cardboard, fabric – to create interesting textures and unusual effects. By spontaneously applying colour it gives an intuitive feel to her paintings.

    Event: New Artist Fair

    Dates: Sept. 14, 2018 - Sept. 16, 2018

    Venue: New Artist Fair, London, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

    This is a group show at Truman Brewery.

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There are no upcoming events

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Previous events

Event: colour + emotion

Dates: Nov. 13, 2018 - Nov. 18, 2018

Venue: The Ply Gallery, Crouch End, London

Joy’s paintings in ‘colour + emotion’ function as metaphors for different emotional states, for journeys both real and imagined, for people and places. She is interested in the viewers’ emotional response to colour and also what lies beneath the surface, the parts of our story that remain untold. She uses various techniques which layer, obscure and reveal to create texture and interest, but also to reflect these ideas. Her use of strong bold colours has been influenced by her travels, particularly India, Nepal, SE Asia and Africa.

By using layers, texture and strong colours to translate her emotional landscape onto canvas, her aim is to produce something that feels both organic and authentic. She continues to experiment with non-traditional application of paint – hands, household objects, found objects, paper, cardboard, fabric – to create interesting textures and unusual effects. By spontaneously applying colour it gives an intuitive feel to her paintings.

Event: New Artist Fair

Dates: Sept. 14, 2018 - Sept. 16, 2018

Venue: New Artist Fair, London, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

This is a group show at Truman Brewery.


 

Biography

I am driven by my desire to understand people, relationships and emotion, and this has informed my creative work.  

My paintings function as metaphors for different emotional states, for journeys both real and imagined, for people and places.  I am interested in the viewers’ emotional response to colour and also what lies beneath the surface, the parts of our story that remain untold.  I use various techniques which layer, obscure and reveal to create texture and interest, but also to reflect these ideas.  My use of strong bold colours has been influenced by my travels, particularly India, Nepal, SE Asia and Africa.

By using layers, texture and strong colours to translate my emotional landscape onto canvas, my aim is to produce something that feels both organic and authentic.  I continue to experiment with non-traditional application of paint – hands, household objects, found objects, paper, cardboard, fabric – to create interesting textures and unusual effects.  By spontaneously applying colour it gives an intuitive feel to my paintings allowing total freedom of expression.  I use acrylic paints as their quick-drying nature aids this impulsive method of painting, allowing layers to be added in quick succession.
 
 
 
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