Jackie Philip: From Studio to Shore

8 - 31 October 2016

 

Working with raw pigment mixed with oil onto canvas, Jackie Philip paints with an immediate and direct approach, creating a rich tapestry of colour and luminosity of light. This solo exhibition, her first in Bath, features her latest paintings of still life and landscapes of the Scottish Inner Hebrides.

Jackie’s new paintings have a spontaneity which captures a moment in time: the essence of a place or the ephemeral colour of wildflowers recently gathered from the shoreline. Her subject matter is transformed by the intensity of her colour combinations, often juxtaposing or layering complimentary colours which she describes as creating a ‘sensory vibration’.

While living and painting in Edinburgh Jackie spends time traveling in search of new challenges & inspiration for her paintings. She has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including an Italian Government Scholarship where she spent a year immersed in the Tuscan landscape & the Tigh Alisdair Ruaraidh Residency which introduced her to the Hebridean Islands. Further afield, her travels have taken her to Asia where the colours & culture of the East have influenced her paintings and simplicity of composition.

The spontaneity and bravura of brushmarks in Jackie’s work owes something to the Scottish Colourists, but the strongest influence on her painting technique has been from the S.E. Asian lacquer paintings that she saw in Hanoi, which can use 200 thin layers of colour to achieve their intensity and luminosity. Jackie uses transparent glazes of raw pigment applied over the initial oil paint to combine a richness of colour and texture. While the starting point for her painting is a defined subject matter there is a large element of pure colour abstraction in the completed works.

“Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realising one’s sensations”
Paul Cezanne

Red Poppy

pigment & oil on canvas

32 x 37cm

 

Daisies & Buttercups

pigment & oil on canvas

30.5 x 30.5cm

​Wild Flowers from the Shore

pigment & oil on canvas

30.5 x 30.5cm

 

Sand Dunes and Dark Skies

pigment & oil on canvas

31 x 35cm

​Evening Glow

pigment & oil on canvas

30.5 x 30.5cm

Early Morning Tide

pigment & oil on canvas

30 x 30cm

 

Tulips and Cherries

pigment & oil on canvas

46 x 41cm

 

Tropical Pink

pigment & oil on canvas

61 x 51cm

 

 

Batchelors Button and Bowl

pigment & oil on canvas

46 x 41cm

 

 

Colonsay Colours

pigment & oil on canvas

92 x 102cm

 

 

Cerulean Blue

pigment & oil on canvas

61 x 71cm

 

 

The Longest Day

pigment & oil on canvas

92 x 102cm

 

 

Daisy Chain

pigment & oil on canvas

30.5 x 30.5cm

 

Pink and Orange

pigment & oil on canvas

30.5 x 30.5cm

 

 

White Roses

pigment & oil on canvas

30.5 x 30.5cm

 

 

White Magic and Snowflakes

pigment & oil on canvas

41 x 35.5cm

 

 

 

Japanese Quince and Teacup II

pigment & oil on canvas

41 x 35.5cm

 

 

 

French Jug and Strawberries

pigment & oil on canvas

41 x 35.5cm

 

 

Fruit and Flowers

pigment & oil on canvas

43 x 56cm

 

 

 

Between the Rocks

pigment & oil on canvas

31 x 33cm

 

 

 

From Studio to Shore

pigment & oil on canvas

48 x 58.5cm

 

 

 

Bottlebrush and Teacup

pigment & oil on canvas

41 x 41cm

 

 

 

Garden Pears and Plums

pigment & oil on canvas

46 x 56cm

 

 

 

Wild Yellow Iris

pigment & oil on canvas

41 x 46cm

 

Oriental Orchids

pigment & oil on canvas

53 x 43cm

 

 

 

 

 

Summer by the Sea

pigment & oil on canvas

53 x 43cm

 

Fritillaria and Checks

pigment & oil on canvas

56 x 43cm

 

 

Greenwave

pigment & oil on canvas

20 x 20cm

 

 

Warm Sands, Sea Breeze

pigment & oil on canvas

28 x 41cm

 

 

Sapphire Sea

pigment & oil on canvas

20 x 20cm

 

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

pigment & oil on canvas

20 x 20cm

Last Light

pigment & oil on canvas

23 x 24cm

 

 

Love's Labour Lost

pigment & oil on canvas

20 x 20cm

 

 

Jackie Philip, born in 1961 in Edinburgh, studied Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, at Wimbledon School of Art, London and at The Royal Academy Schools, London from 1978 - 1986. She attained a BA 1st Class Honours and MFA. Since completing her postgraduate studies, she has been painting full time as a professional artist and lectured in London, Florence and Auckland.

 

Jackie has exhibited abroad and in the UK and her paintings have attracted widespread attention and can be found in both corporate and private collections in the UK, Italy, Barbados, the Americas, Hong Kong and Australasia. She has held some 21 solo exhibitions as well as participating in many group exhibitions. Her work is regularly included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Glasgow Institute, the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and the Paisley Art Institute.

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