Maggie Farmer

Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 13.17.07The study of the human figure has been a constant practice in Maggie’s career.

However, her aim is to go beyond a mere representation of subject to one that reflects the intimacy of the naked body and a sense of mood & atmosphere. Her life drawing not only stands alone as a means of expression but also informs her other artwork.

Maggie is currently an artist in residence at Pavilion Dance South West (Bournemouth). These residencies provide a unique opportunity to sketch at the side of the stage while the various dance companies develop their choreography and run through their rehearsals.

The challenge of capturing movement offers a refreshing immediacy and directness of approach. It is a truly spontaneous experience where the eye follows one line of action before being distracted by another. Rather than attempt to provide a freeze frame of the dancers, her aim is to convey the feeling & flow each dance as a whole. She exhibits regularly at the same venue to coincide with the performances.

Maggie has an honours degree in Fashion & Textiles and is freelance surface pattern designer. Her experience as a qualified teacher in Further and Higher Education includes textile design, visual studies and fine art.

While Maggie deals mostly with the UK and US markets, her artwork has also sold in Europe, Saudi Arabia and Australasia.

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