About Fiona ClasenA central strand to my work is the still life.
I am drawn to objects which have belonged
to people I have known:
beautiful, fragile ephemera, much valued
by their owners, though perhaps too precious
to have been used often, and now left behind.
When placed in an interior space, in muted daylight,
the atmosphere created is intriguing.
There is a poignant,
elegiac quality to these pieces,
evocative of the past and its traditions,
and symbolic of the transience of our existence.
In my landscape works, and sea and
cloudscapes, I like to return to favourite places and
attempt to capture the spirit of the fleeting light
and of the ever-changing mood.
I work mainly in soft pastel. I love the purity of
pigment, and vividness of colour that the
medium provides, as well as its tactile nature.
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