Deborah Wiseman

 

statement

I paint in oils and recently have been very drawn to figurative work. Swim I and II were influenced by photographs of my Grandmother I found when I cleaned out the family home as my mother had to go into care. I had never met my Grandmother and was drawn to the pictures of the swimming pool not least because my mother loves swimming and so do I. They are an emotional response to losing my mum to Alzheimers. They are part of a larger area of exploration concerning matriarchy, lineage and the invisible ties that bind.