Fractured Light 3, Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 cm


Fractured Light 1, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 cm


Nutmeg and Chalk, Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm


Pebble and Pot, Oil on panel, 40 x 40 cm


Christine Woodman

An early interest in the natural world resulted in a specialisation in figurative watercolours celebrating the cyclical nature of organic growth, often showing different stages at the same time: root, bulb and stem through leaf, bud and flower to fruit, seed and desiccation.

Subsequently, I found myself drawn to places where this organic growth collides with challenging elemental forces and plants have to adapt to survive under inhospitable conditions. This coincided with a change to oil and acrylic.

A natural progression has been the visual exploration of the nature of the earth itself and its mutability, from the colours of oxidisation, to the erosion that produces the potentiality of clay. Together with interests in the capacity of light to be manipulated, and the nature of dance, it is the interconnection between these apparently disparate subjects which informs my current work.