Will's Art Warehouse
29 November - 6 December 2022
Hester Berry's practice is rooted in traditional representation and methods, but she constantly challenges her understanding of “painting” and explores ways paint can represent effects such as light, time, movement and climate. Arguably most famous for her techniques with oil on board, the artist redefines landscapes through her playful definitions and shadow.
Hester uses the marks available as economically as possible, distilling the image/feeling/moment into what is necessary, so that through objective representation there is enough room for subjective interpretation. Definitions are more discrete, with colourful collages curating visual memories for the viewer.
Hester’s traditional university training in Aberystwyth nurtured her painting interest and also led her to explore life drawing and portraiture. After continuing her studies to complete an MA in Fine Art in Wimbledon, she taught life drawing and painting in Brighton and London. She recently returned to Devon where she now lives and works.