LEONA GAMBLE

FINE ART

ARTIST STATEMENT 

I have always been fascinated with the layers within an individual. From childhood I prefered to swim deep, then to remain in the shallow waters, both figuratively and literally.

The duality of a person, the contrast of being light and dark within themselves, being strong whilst vulnerable, to show their contrary or harmonious layers, to paint this, is my temporary truth. There is isolation in my compositions with the figure being solitary, yet the subject is often times interconnected with the complexity of the environment, or the simplicity of the negative space around them. Like the seasons, we shift constantly from one state of being to another throughout our lives. Painting expresses this need to dive within myself and feeds this need to explore and express those waters.