Feeding Sheep Cam 1 00.50-00.60, 2014, Gouache, gesso, graphite, charcoal on paper, framed and glazed, 51 x 120 cm. Sara Dudman used a camera and satellite navigation to record the movements of a flock of sheep and their relationship with humans. From footage of the films, she paints and draws with very gestural mark making, the sense of the flock in the Devon landscape. This unique and sensitive drawing was made using a combination of materials including gouache, gesso, graphite and charcoal on paper, and is framed under glass in a natural wood frame.
Sara Dudman RWA
Contemporary painterly qualities and drawn marks are essential components in Dudman's work, conveying an intuitive understanding of her subject, capturing, analysing and representing their movements or properties. Fragility and transience are expressed through unpainted or sparsely formed negative spaces. Through the process of drawing and painting she progressively locates and extracts order from apparent chaos, drawing out patterns of movement and behaviour. Small-scale and intimate, or large and expressive, these gestural paintings are created in layers, alternately recording and expressing the essence of the subject and its environment or context, exploring the relationship between the t ...