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ABOVE Northern Atmosphere IV, Gesso and acrylic on canvas SOLD
  • LEFT MS38 Luminous Water (Norway) 1 Gesso & acrylic on canvas SOLD
    23 x 23cms
  • MIDDLE MS39 Luminous Water (Norway) 2 Gesso and acrylic on canvas SOLD
    23 x 23cms
  • RIGHT MS40 Luminous Water (Norway) 3 Gesso and acrylic on canvas SOLD
    23 x 23cms
  • LEFT MS41 Lighthouse (North Coast) Gesso and acrylic on canvas
    30 x 23.5cms
  • MIDDLE MS42 Northumberland Coast Study 1 Gesso and acrylic on canvas
    30 x 23.5cms
  • RIGHT MS43 Northern Atmosphere Sketch 1 Gesso and acrylic on board SOLD
    24 x 18cms
  • LEFT MS44 Northern Atmosphere Sketch 2 Gesso and acrylic on board
    24 x 18cms
  • MIDDLE MS45 Ice and Snow Gesso and acrylic on canvas
  • RIGHT MS46 Of Mist and Melting Gesso and acrylic on canvas
  • LEFT MS47 Solid Ether Gesso and acrylic on canvas
  • MIDDLE MS49 Weather Patterns (Snow) Gesso and acrylic on canvas
  • RIGHT MS50 Turbulence Gesso and acrylic on canvas SOLD
  • LEFT MS52 Wish You Were Here Gesso and acrylic on linen
  • MIDDLE MS54 Farne Islands Gesso and acrylic on linen SOLD
  • RIGHT MS55 Red Horizon Gesso and acrylic on canvas
  • LEFT MS56 Northern Atmosphere 1 Gesso and acrylic on canvas SOLD
  • MIDDLE MS57 Translucence Gesso, acrylic and oil on canvas SOLD
  • RIGHT MS58 Floating Gesso, acrylic and oil on canvas SOLD
  • LEFT MS61 Yellow Light Gesso, acrylic and oil on canvas

Maggie Shaw

Maggie Shaw’s paintings are above all beautiful, reflecting her sense of being in the elemental world;
a tiny fragment of the universal. They are emotional representations of elusive moments, when the world we look at, just for that moment, stands still for us as it continually evolves.
The paintings are carefully though spontaneously made. Beginning with a super fine gesso surface, line, form, colour and tone are introduced, giving the work an energy and rhythm that captures the transient nature of the natural world.

“Whilst all around is turmoil, you somehow see and understand everything with a heightened clarity, and then a moment later, it is gone”

Originally a textile artist Maggie Shaw was a member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, exhibiting her contemporary textile work widely, including America, Japan, Germany and Spain. She currently teaches Textile Design, and divides her work between painting and teaching.
She was a finalist in the 2011 BBC TV programme ‘Show Me The Monet’. She has taken part in many solo and shared exhibitions her sketch books were selected for the Sketch Drawing Prize 2011.

“ When I work I aim to paint the fundamental bare bones of the atmosphere – how we feel it rather than how we see it – capturing the light and the air along with the structures beneath our feet, to evoke an emotional response, using the minimum of marks the minimum of colour in order to achieve this. I hope my work has that lasting quality that draws the viewer back to it again and again. In my recent work I try to capture those elusive moments we can all relate to, when the world, just for an instance stands still, frozen in that stillness. I want the results of my work to be paintings that are quietly absorbing.” Maggie Shaw


Maggie Shaw has worked permanently with a number of galleries including:

The Stour Gallery Warwickshire
International Art Consultants, London
Catherine Porter Gallery, London
3D Gallery Bristol
Picture House art consultants, Harrogate
Cheltenham NHS Trust
Recent commissions include several major Cheltenham, Gloucester and London based companies.
 

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