Fiona MoattLiving on the Isle of Wight Fiona is naturally draws upon its diverse coastline as a major source for her work. She is particularly fascinated by the changing light and how that affects the colour and mood of the scene. Coastal walks with spectacular views of glistening water or just sitting in the camper van with a cup of tea watching the ever changing sky, creating images that are constantly with her.
Fiona's work combines acrylic paint and collage to produce layered textural images. The technique that she has developed involves 'pre-painting' paper with acrylic which is then torn and applied to the surface of the canvas or board.
Acrylic is such a wonderfully, versatile medium. Initially she uses plenty of water, allowing the paint to move freely before building up thicker layers of either muted or vibrant colour and whilst the acrylic is still wet, folding the paper allows the painted surfaces to merge, creating pattern and texture.
Since 1999 Fiona's paintings have been widely exhibited in galleries and art fairs including The Royal College of Art, The Affordable Art Fair in New York, London and Bristol, The N.E.C, The Battersea Contemporary Art Fair and in various fine art galleries across the UK including London, Cornwall and The Isle of Wight. In 2002 a series of limited edition prints of her work was published by De Montfort Fine Art and more recently she has become a full member of NAPA (National Acrylic Painters Association). In 2015 Fiona was selected to exhibit at Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition.
In addition, Fiona has worked in schools helping with art projects and competitions and has also run after school classes and art workshops for adults.