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Heidi Langridge - Six Chiff Chaffs in blue and pink

Heidi Langridge - Six Chiff Chaffs in blue and pink

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Original acrylic painting

60 x 60 cm, acrylic on board, framed in white

Heidi's paintings have a sense of the dramatic. Placing birds centre stage against a background saturated in colour and billowing forms, these paintings are all about the joy of being in the here and now. 

She says: How the birds sit together in my paintings is very important. It is not my intention  to depict natural bird behaviour but to subvert it a little so it reflects us.  I want the birds to relate to each other in a group dynamic, with some being more dominant or hesitant than others. I'm not sure why I do this. It maybe because these paintings are imitations of nature and therefore filtered through my consciousness.   

Foliage and habitat are only suggested by use of colour and form.  This gives me a way to hold the birds in place and set them centre stage without trying to make anything too real.