SUBJECTS still life, landscape, figures
MEDIA ink, oil, pastel, etching
Wendy Winfield’s work
Wendy Winfield studied at Kingston School of Art and at the Courtauld. In the 1970s she was a pupil with the abstract expressionist painter Abraham Rattner in New York, and later with the Bomberg influenced artist Roy Oxlade. After a career in advertising she turned to full time painting. Besides taking part in numerous mixed exhibitions over the last 17 years she has held solo exhibitions at Ozten Zeki(1991, 1994, 1995), Coningsby(2000) and Piers Feetham Gallery (2003 and 2007).
Wendy Winfield’s work is figurative and takes its inspiration from a study of motifs including landscape figure and still-life. It is informed by Matisse and American and European Expresionism. The importance of drawing from observation is an important feature of the work, and most summers she generally spends time around the Mediterranean – in France, Italy, Morocco – working outside both drawing and painting directly from nature.