Frank Wotton Devon Artist
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. Like the cave dwellers of the primitive past I paint what I observe. 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
Stained Glass @ Swansea Art College 1979-1982. 8th -15th May. Birdwood House Totnes birdwoodhouse.org.uk
Architecture @ Plymouth University 1989-1992 14th-19th Sept Harbour House Kingsbridge harbourhouse.org.uk
Screen Printing @ Ink Spot Press Brighton 2012. (with Kath Pelforth & Clare Pumfrey) kathpelforth.com
Fine Art Printmaking @ Plymouth College of Art 2014-2015 clarepumfrey.com