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Penwortham artist to exhibit at Southport Flower Show

Posted on - 7th August, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Penwortham, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
Pic: Shiryn Wynter Art

A prestigious flower show has invited a local artist to create new work for a solo exhibition later this month.

From 18 to 21 August, Penwortham artist Shiryn Wynter Art will exhibit work in the VIP lounge at the Southport Flower Show.

Shiryn Wynter, who specialises in ‘flower scapes’, will showcase six to eight new pieces at the event, all of which are available to buy.

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Shiryn Wynter
Shiryn with two of her works

Shiryn said: “I usually work from commissions, so I hardly ever have original pieces available, and these new pieces will be snapped up!

“I have spent most of my career in education, using art to help children with behavioural difficulties express themselves.

“Six years ago, I decided to take the leap and leave working full time to return to university, completing a BA Hons in fine art and a Master’s in fine art, a PGCE teaching art. I am now starting a PHD researching the link between art and mental health in education.

“I have loved every minute of my return to education and would highly recommend it to everyone.”

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Pic: Shiryn Wynter Art

Shiryn is a ‘socially engaged, intuitively led and process and materials driven’ painter who creates ‘larger than life’ pieces showcasing abstract imaginary landscapes.

The artist aims to create the illusion of being able to step into the paintings and creates detailed ‘pocket-sized’ pieces that are so detailed that the observer ‘sees something different’ each time they look.

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Pic: Shiryn Wynter Art

Shiryn said: “I create horizontal, brightly coloured fanciful landscapes with a high horizon that aim to draw you in.

“I make artworks and atmospheres reflecting the abstract nature of what I see.

“My landscapes draw inspiration from my surroundings, but my imagination decides on the composition and colours, blurring the lines between abstraction and the figurative.

“I like to paint flowers and landscapes using bright clashing colours, often purple and greens mimicking the clashing colours we find in nature.”

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Shiryn Wynter draws inspiration from early morning walks. Pic Shiryn Wynter.

Shiryn said the paintings have a ‘readable narrative’ fused with ‘sentiment and a utopian quality’ with depictions of imagined and invented landscapes, buildings, flowers, and trees that glow with luminous colours.

The artist uses a combination of traditional oil paints and charcoal combined with contemporary spray paint and inks.

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Shiryn said: “I begin my paintings intuitively, starting by creating a background of pinks, purples, emerald greens, and sapphire blues.

“I add swirls and curves with inks and bold brushstrokes onto the canvas.

“Those initial marks help me decide my composition, creating a dreamlike fluid quality.

“I like to think that by looking at my work, you get the sense of another world. A portal to escape. I want the audience to experience that feeling when looking at my work.”

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For more information on Shiryn Wynter Art, visit – https://www.facebook.com/shirynwynterart



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