Maureen Thorburn

This listing is from the 2022 Festival.

Monochrome Nude. Large contemporary acrylic on canvas
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Region: 
Chipping Norton - North & West
Artform: 
Painting

Maureen pushes the boundaries with her statement pieces by stripping back the female form to its core; “I am interested to see how much of the detail and context can be stripped away and which key elements of the form I can omit, whilst leaving her instantly recognisable as a woman”.

Inspired by the simple smooth curves of Henry Moore’s figurative sculptures, Maureen's subjects exude a powerful femininity, communicated almost topographically with deliberate brush strokes with gently distorted curves. "I like to push a woman as far as possible."

“I choose eye-catching colours and pigments so that the women stand out; all too often women find their identity and self-esteem drains away over time, they begin to lose their sense of self and are defined as someone’s wife or known as the mother of their children. It’s something I relate to and I enjoy showing each woman in their own right. I thought I’d find, that I would become tired of the female frame but however many I draw, I never see two women the same and they are all beautiful whatever their shape or size.”

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Venue

The Grain Store, Manor Farm
East End, Chadlington
Chipping Norton
OX7 3LX
Telephone: 
07930 443769
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Facilities available: 
Accessible for Wheelchairs, Refreshments, Parking

Opening Dates and Times

May 2022
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Times: 
11am-5pm

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