Souzie Speerstra - painter of contemporary work which are a mixture of abstract realism styles using unique visual impact and balanced line/ colour techniques. Works are co-ordinated into a clever balance of shape, colour, composition and perspective elements that is a hall-mark of her distinctive style. These works convey her firm individuality.
My first exhibition in 8 years... Scary.
My first canvas seemed huge... It was.
Then I started working....
This exhibition is a reflective look back into the past. There are no specific dates, no actual motif ... More a memory or a feeling of the place... About the emotional rather than the reality.Some resemble more of a patchwork of memories or multilayered views within a canvas.
In this exhibition I have delved back into my geometric style. ... Stripped it bare to a simpler version but with a richer patina and texture...
Colour on... Colour off...
Ragging, glazing, dry brush scumble... Fingers and soul.... Layers and layers of soul.