My current paintings play with the notion of revealing and concealing. Like walls of graffiti and street art. Walls are fascinating. They carry stories and snippets of history. They are lumpy, textured, and painted over. They conceal layers of meaning. Vestiges of previous lives. Fragments of colour and shape-shadows reveal traces of memory. Fragments are more eloquent than the whole picture. Flashes from another life and hidden secrets become a new reality-a new painting.
Sandy Pottinger is an artist, curator, and arts writer.
She is a retired lecturer from the Visual Arts Department of the University of Southern Queensland. Sandy has written the weekly “Around the Galleries” column for the Toowoomba Chronicle since 1998.
She studied art in Brisbane and Sydney majoring in Painting and Photography.
The late Brett Whiteley was one of her painting mentors.
Sandy undertook post graduate studies at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia, The Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California, USA, and the Accademia di Belle Arti, Perugia, Italy.
Sandy’s paintings are about her response to place, poetry, memory, circumstance, and music.
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