Jane Davies - The Repeated Mark: Pattern as Image (Recording) - Free!

Date recorded: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The repeated mark or motif that is repeated results in what we call a pattern. Pattern is ubiquitous as decoration or adornment for clothing, bedding, rugs, dishes, notebooks, and so many other things we use in everyday life. But some patterns are called upon to be images in their own right. A painting using pattern as its predominant format does not adorn something else. It invites you to be drawn into the repeated motif for its own sake.

In this presentation I will show you some examples of all-over design or pattern that, to me, are strong images in themselves. Then I will demonstrate a few approaches that I have used to create images that derive from a repeated mark. I would love to get your comments and thoughts on pattern and image as well, so I will leave time for discussion.

Jane Davies is a full-time painter. Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, Davies transitioned into freelance art, using painting and collage as her medium. Since 2010 she has been teaching abstract painting workshops nationwide and online, as well as making art full time. She has written five instructional books, produced one instructional DVD, and offers many demonstration videos on social media. janedaviesstudios.com

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