Fiona Bradford is a graduate of Somerset College of Art from where she received first class honours from Plymouth University, going on to achieve her MA in Fine Arts at The Arts University Bournemouth. Her work has been exhibited widely from London to St Ives. In her artist statement she says:
I am a visual artist working mainly in the field of traditional painting. As a remote practitioner my interests lie in what is immediately near. For some years now my research has focused on marginalia; specifically, the annotated edges of domestic space together with the redactive strategies we employ to make sense of our surroundings.
I am curious about the domain of glitches, improvisation and dissolution along with oblique explanations for the language of ‘vanitas’. The work is neither formulaic nor wedded to any specific niche, which is why drawing, collage, fresco, encaustic & printmaking are also important to my practice.
My paintings attempt to leave the viewer wondering about something ‘other’, something fallible, and I relish this indeterminacy in painting. Most of all I am trying to understand the question: what can paint do?