Iona was born in the far west of Cornwall and has spent most of her life living here. Her early days were spent combing remote beaches for treasure that would go on to become the subject matter for her drawings.
Having spent most of her childhood in or on the water, her native Cornwall has always been her greatest influence and still continues to inspire her work.
Recently her paintings have explored simplicity often paying particular attention to mundane, everyday objects, injecting a pop of character through an exploration of colour and bold brush stroke.
Working mainly in oil and acrylic, Iona has been increasingly exploring the use of mixed media, which has truly defined her signature style, that of a free, fun approach to creating with a naivety that makes her pieces a true breath of fresh air.
Her work is compositionally strong with an instinctive use of line and colour. Each piece exudes a warmth and vibrancy that gives the onlooker an intimate glimpse into Iona's world.
TO SUBMIT WORK TO THE SUMMERHOUSE GALLERY
Here at The Summerhouse we love to support both established and new, up and coming artists with an affinity to Cornwall. We do recieve a very large volume of submissions, and although we take care to view every artists work, it is very difficult to discuss work with every single artist who gets in touch.
Please send us a selection of work which you feel best represents you, along with an artists statement and a list of other galleries which represent your work if applicable. You can email this to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to our address, with contact details (email or telephone) which we can reach you via should your application be successful.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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