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Plum Neasmith

About the artist

Plum Neasmith studied at the University of Gloucestershire for five years gaining a BA in Fine Art. As an undergraduate she won the prestigious Grant Thornton Travel Award. She currently lives and works in Cheltenham.

In Plum Neasmith's words: "The starting point for a painting is often an experience of place. The work and its meaning evolves in the studio through the action of distillation and translation. Process and chance are a fundamental part of the process as well as utilising the often slow, indirect and multi-layered nature of memory. The work is trying to remember something perhaps through the freezing of time, to reveal something new about a subject as well as attempting to capture its essence or illusory nature."

"I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present only about the past" - Virginia Woolf

"…to paint not the thing but the effect it produces" - Mallarme

Plum Neasmith's work has been shown widely throughout the UK including The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal West Academy Open Exhibition, Hampstead Affordable Art Fairs and Bristol Affordable Art Fairs.