Marianne Sturtridge, working in Ceramics, Painting, Mixed-media

My paintings concentrate on the human figure and are intended to convey a range of human feelings from community to alienation, sometimes with a religious or mythological theme. While teaching children with physical disabilities I explored themes  on attitudes towards  disability, illness and censorship. My painting style ranges from traditional oil painting to experimental work in a wide range of materials including computer-based art, bas-relief and ceramics. Alongside painting I have been making clay sculptures including torsos and shoes for eighteen years. I use my life drawings as a starting point when making clay torsos and try to capture something of the person in this work. I have exhibited in Ireland, Scotland and England. In 1993 I was chosen to represent Plymouth as the artist at the 30 year Plymouth-Brest Twinning Exhibition at the Hotel de Ville, Brest, Brittany.

68 Hermitage Road, Mannamead, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 4RY
01752 224439