Mariette Voke enjoys painting directly from life studies.
Here you see an arrangement of 'Daphne items' collected and curated by Mariette, in this instance a parcel & correspondence, which have been painted into the narrative of Daphne.The choice of a Leominster address links the painting to the place where the Daphne Bryant name tapes were originally found by Kathleen Murphy a few years ago, igniting the idea for this year's project.
"I’d been putting off fully launching into painting my response because I knew as soon as I did I
would be hardly ever out of my shed. I’ve now condensed all my ideas
into three very different paintings (never one to take the easy road!). The pictures are coming together faster in my head than I can get them
onto paper and canvas, so after a slow start I now don’t want to do
anything else but paint. I’m hoping that as time goes on one of the
paintings will ‘take up the gauntlet’ so to speak, ‘put out it’s hand’
and nominate it’s self to be ‘the final piece’ for the project."