Frank Wotton   Artist  Plymouth Devon

 

I have worked in various mediums, including stained glass, etching and screen print, but now concentrate on painting. The work is a mix of figurative and abstract, usually suggesting a subtext to the painted forms. My paintings reference artefacts from the ancient world and fragments of historical and contemporary culture because this is the collage that surrounds us. Although I don’t necessarily believe in the content of myths, religious stories or fairy tales, I can’t help but admire their creative ingenuity. From the allegorical myths of the Greeks to the messages of medieval and Renaissance stained glass, through to the ” Two Fried Eggs and a Kebab” of Sarah Lucas, the surface is not always the whole picture and it is left to the viewer to invent their own narrative, or not.

 

Studied                                                                                                                Exhibitions 2021

Architectural Stained Glass @ Swansea Art College 1979-1982.            8th -15th May.  Birdwood House Totnes birdwoodhouse.org.uk

Architecture @ Plymouth University 1989-1992                                      7th-19th Sept  Harbour House Kingsbridge(with Kath Pelforth

Screen Printing @ Ink Spot Press Brighton 2012.                                   & Clare Pumfrey

Fine Art Printmaking @ Plymouth College of Art 2014-15                         harbourhouse.org.ukkathpelforth.com.     clarepumfrey.com