SALLIANN PUTMAN RWS NEAC BA (Hons)
Salliann Putman working in her studio
Subject matter in my work is far less important to me than the abstract qualities of the painting itself. I am preoccupied with space, form, colour and mark.
The inspiration for the work may come from any visual or emotional experience - memory and imagination may also play a part in the creative process.
I do not have a preconceived idea of how the finished painting will look. As soon as I make a mark, or place a colour, then the painting has its own life and makes its own demands. It is my concern as a painter to respond to those demands. I work until space, form, colour and mark create a balance - an order that indicates that it is time to put the brush down.
1997 elected an associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society.
1999 elected a Fellow of the Royal Watercolour Society.
1999 elected a member of the New English Art Club1988 -1993
Studied Fine Art at the West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, obtaining an honours degree.
From 1984 I have run painting courses at a number of venues and workshops for the Royal Watercolour Society and the New English Art Club.
I have exhibited widely with a number of galleries in both the UK and the USA.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Royal Watercolour Society
New English Art Club.