Abz Heywood – Paintings


Abz favours semi-abstract landscapes and seascapes using a combination of paint and stitch, and communicates her interpretations through layering materials on canvas. This inspiration is abstracted from places she visits, capturing moments by phone and using these photos later on in the studio, transforming a digital memory into a piece of art.

Her practice involves the exploration of mark making which creates dynamic and energetic surfaces. Abz is inspired by texture and light, in particular within the sky as this depicts the mood and atmosphere of a painting. The main focus within Abz’s work is to capture spirit without the clinical detail of a photograph.

Although based in Cheshire Abz has a strong connection with South Devon as her Grandmother lived in Salcombe, and the coastline here inspires many of her paintings. Just 23 years of age, Abz is already making a name for herself with a number of exhibitions under her belt already in London, North Wales, Devon and Tenerife.

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