Freya Purdue is a painter and currently lives and works on the Isle of Wight. She has exhibited around the world in China, India, US, Poland and regularly exhibits in the UK and has works in many public and private collections.
The current focus of her work relates to the practices and artefacts of disappearing cultures and their links with the natural world in the context of contemporary life.
‘I approach each painting as a new journey, a new kind of sensitivity and living energy to be realised. This is nurtured over a period of time to achieve a resolution that communicates this energy both through drawing and colour.’ ‘To me the practice of painting is both a visionary and a solitary one and is traditional in this sense. Working alone in the studio is a way of opening the mind to the infinite space of the imagination. It becomes a sacred space from which ideas can flow and be woven into new visual poetic realities’.