Avenda Burnell Walsh

Contact Information

avendabu@gmail.com https://avenda.uk/

7 Fourth Avenue, Teignmouth EX14 9DS

Teignmouth drawing, installation, mixed media, painting Teignbridge

Avenda Burnell Walsh Bio

I am painting big, on big paper. I have my eyes closed most of the time, feeling the paper, feeling life, listening to the sound of my breathing ... and I draw breath. It’s a healing thing after the interesting times. I heal as I draw and move around the paint. I hope you heal too as you look at my lines, my colours, my marks. We all need to draw breath.

And I’m now now working on a recycling project. In The Salon de Reussée, the women come and go, talking of Michelangelo … reworked, new work found within discards, actively mining the thrown away to discover a dialogue for our joint future. The old faces stare out from their canvas world asking past generations what they were thinking when they mined our earth for profit and gain … again and again. The same faces look forward with raised eyebrows, questions for those growing into our future, and asking how we can use art to highlight and change the course of commercialism … leading us to revel in the re-found, the reused, the rediscovered, finding value in the thrown away.

Materials used are old canvasses, their past marks and textures intentionally visible, old half tubes of paints from fund raising artist sales, brushes and tools from a young artist friend who died unexpectedly. My father’s art box recently inherited. I use and treasure these inputs to all my work. And frames, why look to plastic, China, water use and shipping, new pressures on our world, when sheds, attics, jumbles and charity shops are cluttered with the very frames that robbed the earth once already. They cannot surely go to landfill or burn and carbonise.

Avenda Burnell Walsh Work