Abstract Expressionism

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  • UNDER THE MIRROR BY LISA PARKYN

    £3,000.00

    So often we have to hold it together, grit teeth, keep calm and carry on. This painting reminds me of the contained chaos we have to hold at times and of what really goes on under the calm surface. Created during the pandemic with built up layers on panel – shapes, colours and textures inspired by the exquisite surrounding landscape here in Devon, UK. I love the raw, expressionistic feel of this piece. Part of an ongoing series looking at ways we cope with stress and trauma and how it manifests in our mind and body.

    Image size 85 x 94cm
    Acrylic, graphite, pastel and china markers on wood panel.
    Modern, unframed cradled panel.
    Ready to hang with wire.

    The painting is signed on the front and the surface is protected with UV safe varnish.

  • TEASE OUT THE TANGLE BY LISA PARKYN

    £2,500.00

    Created as the UK emerged from the pandemic lock-down, I loved working on this colourful piece! It forms part of an ongoing series looking at how we process and make sense of the jumble of information that we soak up during challenging times – the facts and figures from the media and all kinds of opinions from social media and the resulting emotions. It is a challenge to make sense of the madness at times. I tried not to take myself too seriously – here choosing to express some of the quirky beauty that nature and life has to offer.

    Ready to hang in an oak-stained frame.

    Framed size 62 x 87cm
    Image size 59 x 84cm

    Acrylic and mixed media on canvas board.

    The painting is signed on the front and the surface is protected with UV safe varnish.

  • POEMS FOR THE SOUL BY LISA PARKYN

    £2,500.00

    Created as the UK emerged from the pandemic lock-down, this painting is all about how we rebuild ourselves and what we choose to keep – the beauty of nature, laughter, friendship, love and generosity, and how we take that forward. It forms part of an ongoing series looking at how we process and make sense of the jumble of information that we soak up during challenging times – the facts and figures from the media and all kinds of opinions from social media and the resulting emotions.

    This piece is currently entered in for the Society of Women Artists Open Exhibition so not for sale here at the moment. If you’re interested in this piece, please contact AGSW here>>

    Ready to hang in an oak-stained frame.

    Framed size 62 x 87cm
    Image size 59 x 84cm

    Acrylic and mixed media on canvas board.

    The painting is signed on the front and the surface is protected with UV safe varnish.

  • REST AND REPOSE BY LISA PARKYN

    £500.00

    Built up vibrant acrylic layers, transfers, collage and pastel then excavated into. I have always had a deep affinity with the natural world and draw inspiration from the textures, colour, patterns and atmosphere experienced. 
Exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby Jurassic coast, I collect interesting objects which I keep in my studio for inspiration and mark-making including fossils, dried seed-heads, pebbles, decaying flowers and leaf skeletons.

    I see a torso, whilst my hubby sees a tranquil sea view with cliffs. There is a definite influence from the book ‘The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma’ by Bessel van der Kolk. We’ve probably all faced challenges in the last year or in our lifetime. I am curious about how the body and mind holds stress and the ways we cope, recoup and build resilience during challenging times. I often have to remind myself to rest and nourish my heart and soul.

    My art practise has become more process driven and a sort of personal therapy where fragments of nature and everyday life that have been soaked up are reworked through the creative process. Like pieces of an unconcious puzzle that eminate from deep inside me become resolved in the artwork. Colour, texture and composition the visual words of something intangible.

    The painting is signed on the back and the front surface is protected with UV safe varnish.

    Image size 30 x 30cm
    Framed size 33 x 33cm

    Acrylic and mixed media on paper, blocked to wood panel.
    Ready to hang in an off-white tray frame.

     

  • GATHERING THE FRAGMENTS BY LISA PARKYN

    £500.00

    Part of the ‘Delving Beneath Series’ – this piece was created near the end of the first March 2020 lockdown – an uplifting, playful piece.

    Exploring the process of adding and subtracting until a balance is found. Using various methods of layering and piecing together fragments through mixed media, transfers and then scraping, sanding and peeling off – metaphorically delving deeper to discover what lies beneath and our hidden strengths.
    The painting is signed on the front and the surface is protected with UV safe varnish.

    Framed size 44.5 x 44.5cm
    Image size 30.5 x 30.5cm
    Acrylic and mixed media on wood panel.
    Ready to hang in an off-white frame.

     

  • JOY OF SOLITUDE BY LISA PARKYN

    £500.00

    Lockdown gave me the time to value the joy in solitude – time away from the busy and distracting world. Created as part of ‘Delving Beneath Series’ – a body of work started during March 2020 lockdown, which has helped me make sense of the shifts going on around the world and reflect on what is meaningful in life.

    Exploring the process of adding and subtracting until a balance is found. Using various methods of layering and piecing together fragments through mixed media and then scraping, sanding and peeling off – metaphorically delving deeper to discover what lies beneath and our hidden strengths. I have also tapped into my love for the unique textures that occur in nature, on weathered walls, old billboards and rusting metal – the scars of time.

    Framed size 44.5 x 44.5cm
    Image size 30.5 x 30.5cm

    Acrylic and mixed media on wood panel.
    Ready to hang in an off-white frame.

  • SUMMER’S SONG BY LISA PARKYN

    £500.00

    Acrylic and mixed media on wood panel.
    Ready to hang in an off-white frame.

    This piece encapsulates the joys of summer for me and was so much fun to work on – an uplifting, playful piece to bring colour and intrigue to any home. Part of the ‘Delving Beneath Series’ – this painting was created near the end of the first 2020 lockdown. I used various methods of layering acrylic and pieced together fragments through mixed media, transfers and then worked back into the surface through drawing, scraping and sanding.

    The painting is signed on the front and the surface is protected with cold wax layers.

    Ready to hang in an off-white, hand-painted frame.

    Acrylic, ink, graphite, collage, transfer and pastel on wood panel.

    Image Size: 30.5 x 30.5cm
    Framed size: 44.5 x 44.5cms