'Detritus and Other Stories'
Amy Winstanley is an artist based in the WASPS Artists Studios in Kirkcudbright, Galloway. She is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art and has been exhibiting her work since 2005 in a number of solo and group shows throughout Scotland and beyond.
Detritus & Other Stories
“My work is about my experience of place. When painting I utilise memory, observation and documentation, oscillating between intuitive gestures and conscious forms. I am fascinated by mans relationship to the natural world, our relevance and paradoxically our irrelevance to it. I like to focus on the less obvious, overlooked aspects of urban and rural environments.”
Amy has explored this notion by looking at the detritus of human consumption against the backdrop of natural landscape and the juxtaposition between the two. For this exhibition she has focused on the idea that objects are on a journey, things we discard do not disappear but are merely moved elsewhere, whether by accident or on purpose.
Amy is on the Committee of the fantastic 'Spring Fling' in Dumfries & Galloway.