A New Day (silver leaf)
A New Day (silver leaf), Melanie Goemans 2015
Melanie Goemans is an artist represented by Bridgeman Gallery, the online gallery from the Bridgeman Images group showcasing original artwork from a handpicked group of contemporary artists.
This work is an original etching. It explores the often overlooked plants and seeds which surround us in everyday life.
This is an edition of 30. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Framing is also available please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like this framed.
Goemans uses traditional materials in her work, including oil paint, gesso, linseed oil, etching, aquatint and gold leaf. She is interested to see how she is able to connect her work with the past by using these old materials in modern and innovative ways. She says of her work:
“In my work I seek out overlooked, incidental forms in nature and through painting / printmaking I draw attention to them. I think there is a great beauty in the rambling, chaotic lines of tangled weeds or the overgrown, especially in contrast with the man-made forms around us. Finding out the history of places I am painting, I like to think these lines tell some of the stories, as if the past is making itself present through them.”
About Melanie Goemans
Melanie Goemans is a painter based in Cambridge. Goemans studied Florentine Renaissance art at The Courtauld Institute of Art in London before receiving her MA Fine Art in 1998 at the University of Gloucestershire.
Across the UK, Goemans regularly exhibitions in group and solo exhibitions.
Her work is in corporate and private collections in the UK and overseas, and has recently been shortlisted for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, the John Moores Painting Prize, and the National Open Art Competition.
Size: Plate 16 x 12cm (Mounted size 40 x 30cm)
As this Etching comes mounted, this limited edition print will be sent flat.