Still-life artist Judith Sutton is being featured this month in theArtist’s Corner at Escape Gallery
Still-life artist Judith Sutton is being featured this month in theArtist’s Corner at Escape Gallery

Artist inspired by shadows

MANY things have inspired Judith Sutton’s upcoming art exhibition, including her imaginary friends.

Purple and Shine, the Murwillumbah artist revealed, is named after Ms Sutton’s childhood, make-believe companions.

"I’ve come to see them as metaphors for the shadows and shine of life," Ms Sutton said.

"In life there are dark times or ‘purple patches’, as well as the bright times when we seem to shine from within."

Ms Sutton will be drawing in the Artist’s Corner of Murwillumbah’s Escape Gallery every Thursday this month as a preview to Purple and Shine, which opens on July 26.

"Most of the works in the exhibition are flower pieces, done with pastels," she said.

"I’ve been exploring the role of flowers in peoples’ lives and the effect they have on them.

"You give flowers for babies, weddings, funerals, sickness, or to impress a lady and they express emotions we cannot say."

* For more on this story see tomorrow's Tweed Daily News



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