Little Red Paintings
Review by: Jem Main, Director of The Study Gallery of Modern Art, Poole.
Marie Laywine's paintings evolve over a substantial periods of time - time spent capturing and reflecting on dreams - for years in some instances.
Red predominates, in alchemy, an expression of the feminine. The results are both extrordinary and enigmatic. References or clues to the subjects and the environments in which they exist are inter-woven. Sophisticated knowledge of form and colour theories underpins their execution. Each completed composition is simultaneously as tangible as it is intangible - a dream-like state. These enigmas are purposely designed to encourage the viewer to construct their own narrative from the coded information the artist provides.