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Artist - Imogen Alabaster

Working in an explosion of oils paints, turpentine and varnish, I embrace the natural beauty that is created when ‘accidental’ paint splashes happen. I adore the unpredictable marks and patterns that appear when contrasting materials and colours are placed next to each other. Inspired by seascapes, spacescapes and colour combinations and patterns found in nature, I create dreamlike paintings built up of distorted layers of colours and imagery.

Recently my focus has been on self-portraits. By concentrating on my own image – and most often my naked form – I hope to explore my internal fight between hesitant vulnerability and fierce developing confidence.

The titles of my works are very important. I feel that words can be an art form in their own right and am happy for the names to add a little more to the possible meaning of the image. Music is a vital part of my life, so I use snippets of lyrics from my favourite songs as titles.

I was born in 1984 in London and grew up in Edinburgh, where I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2006, with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting. I have a painting on permanent display at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, as well as several in private collections. I continue to live and work in Edinburgh, where I have a studio, regularly exhibiting work in various Edinburgh galleries.

Available Work

Lost in a Dark Night - £1500 - 76cm by 76cm - Sold

Home is When I'm alone with You - £395 - 30cm by 30cm

My heart's Broken from this Day - £395 - 30cm by 30cm

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