Having gained a 1st in her Fine Art degree, Walpole progressed to exhibit widely around the Brighton area, picking up many admirers, including us at LondonArt. Her work has an inherent sensitivity and beautiful balance, lacking in so many lesser abstract artists. The images she creates speak of an innocent questioning of the world around her, with a gentle use of colour that results in a tender collection of paintings. By pondering the big questions of life, Walpole is able to make art that is linked to the human experience of the strong emotions we all feel in our daily life. She deliberately wrong foots her audience, lulling them in with the aesthetically pleasing compositions allowing her deeper thoughts and feelings to creep into the observer. She sees her work as a two way conversation between the viewer and the artwork, allowing a discourse to take place and wider questions of mood to be addressed.
In the last ten years Walpole has been involved in over twenty solo and group exhibitions, showing her work to countless people and building a reputation as a gifted artist. Her mixed media work called ‘I Can’t Help This’ has a wonderfully balanced composition, with forms and colours interacting pleasantly to create a fantastic overall image. The pale blue and yellow palette of ‘That No One Ever Saw’ is dreamy and wishful, meaning the viewer is sucked into the calmness of the painting before facing the enigma of the event hinted at in the piece’s title.
What was it? Why was it important? Walpole’s use of wood in ‘Sea Thoughts’ gives a texture and variety to her work, as well as highlighting the organic feeling of her subject. The image of the sea is gently suggested by the horizon and the shapes floating upon the blue, but the detail is left for the onlooker’s imagination. Always beautiful, these artworks would make a wonderful addition to any home and give a slice of emotive beauty to any space. Contact Paul if you are interested in any of these paintings.