Daisy McMullan is an artist making work across genres of still life and landscape on panel and on paper,
Works on panel
Works on paper
Portrait of the River in 12 Parts
A durational charting of the northern bank of the River Mole – not just of its geography, but also its course through time. Capturing the changes of the landscape through the year, these pieces are painted in a portrait format, creating intimate documents of the river, light and shifting season. All together the planned cycle of 12 paintings will form a portrait of the river, made slowly and carefully, as if it were an old friend.
These larger pieces distil organic, natural forms into their essential elements. Using wet in wet techniques to blend minimal colour, they retain a spontaneous quality, even though they are highly stylised.
The works echo classic wallpaper motifs, and the anthology of global approaches to design collected in Owen Jones’ ‘The Grammar of Ornament’. Ultimately, they are a contemporary reimagining of familiar approaches to design.