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Monique Oliver

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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I live in my head and constantly search for peace – not OF mind, but FROM it. My work is a visual representation of my inner world. I’m fascinated by patterns as they offer clues to an underlying order. I believe all of us respond to patterns in this way, to varying degrees. Through spontaneous reaction and technique, I can exert a degree of control and manipulation on paint which I pour from cups, jugs and bowls in order to create something visually compelling and completely unique.

A professional artist, I specialise in using fluid art techniques and work out of a large dedicated studio in Newent. I'm represented by fine art online and offline galleries and have exhibited in Italy, Barcelona and New York. I'm generally considered by other fluid artists to be one of the top "paint pourers" in the country and teach students all over the world. While I'm regularly invited to demonstrate and teach both within the UK and overseas, I prefer to coach either 1:1 or 1:2 directly from my well-equipped and well-located studio.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Expression. Creativity. Freedom. Creating art is the only time I get out of my own way!

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Monique Oliver - Art & Design.
An Award Winning fluid artist and one of the pioneers of paint pouring in the UK since 2016.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

Qualified Educator and Experienced Tutor
Private paint pouring lessons for 1 or 2 people in my Newent Studio: https://www.moniqueoliver.co.uk/paint-pouring-class
ONLINE course at: https://www.moniqueoliver.co.uk/fam
Ebook at: https://www.moniqueoliver.co.uk/learn-bloom-technique-ebook
Catch me in person at Local Fairs and Shows: https://www.moniqueoliver.co.uk/exhibitions

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Self-Taught Professional Artist since 2016.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Secret Gallery, Newent
7Q Gallery - Chepstow
Lyons Gold - Ross on Wye
Dean Heritage Centre - Forest of Dean
Guildhall - Gloucester

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Monique Oliver Studio & Gallery - Open by Appointment All Year Round at: 1st Floor, Newent Community Centre, Ross Rd, NEWENT GL18 1BD. (Disabled Lift Access)
Singulart - Online
Artrepreneur - Online
Crillon Gallery - Japan
Secret Gallery - Newent
Float in the Forest - Forest of Dean

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