Toni Harrower

Abstract Painter

About

Hello and welcome to my website! I am an abstract painter who loves working in a range of mediums from oil paint to resin. The celebration of colour and the enjoyment of paint are the basic ingredients in my work. I graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in 2016. Currently I am taking part in the Artist Support Pledge movement created by Matthew Burrows to support artists through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please find more information under the heading ‘Exhibitions - Artist Support Pledge’. I have a selection of artworks available through New Blood Art. To see my most recent pieces head over to the ‘Available artwork’ heading. Stay up to date with me and my practice by signing up to my monthly newsletter. Just fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.


Artist Statement

My paintings follow a ‘system’ and a set of restraints that determine colour, composition and scale. Working from a colour-coded alphabet, the titles for each painting are extremely important as they are the starting point for making; from this point each piece follows a basic set of rules - working from left to right, top to bottom.

I explore the physicality of paint in line with my interest in dementia. Working in a repetitious manner, I create individual patterns and repeated geometric shapes which form a grid-like structure. The grids provide a level of control over the paint which is otherwise unrestricted.

The build-up of layers expresses the passing of time. As the paint gains depth and weight, gravity and a lack of control come into play, causing the paint to fall away, with cells merging into one another. In many ways the paintings relate to uncontrollable events that happen in life, and several pieces imply the notion of the mind – and life - falling apart.​

Contact

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07713156947

13 Tannachy Road,
Portgordon,
Buckie,
AB56 5PG

toniharrower@hotmail.co.uk