“I keep the work open-ended without giving a direct reference to a particular past work. I like the idea of grand gestures and intertwining bodies that are stripped away of any decoration or objects, which leaves only the emotional content remaining.”
Sharon Lacey incorporates her knowledge and training of classical oil painting techniques to create open-ended, mysterious paintings that access deep emotions and environments. Lacey’s process starts with layering paint in abstract forms that usually lead to clusters of figures depicted in an anonymous atmospheric landscape. Lacey avoids any specific references to clothes, technology, imagery or iconography in order to express elements of the universal human condition and behavioural patterns that are witnessed throughout history. Lacey also explores semi-autobiographical memories and the suffering, strength and beauty of the human will to survive.