Holding a Paintbrush

ABOUT

Artist Statement

Sammi Fletcher's research investigates the traumatized female gaze through process-based media. Exploring concepts of memory through figuration in paint. Her surfaces are often abraded, figures unearthed like forgotten memories, or vanished entirely. Her luminous paintings evoke unease through gesture and often violent treatment of surface.
Sammi is a figurative artist predominately working in oil paint and print. Research plays a large part within her deeply considered practice. She revels in the materiality of paint. Each element of her work holds part of the narrative, from surface to direction of line, from brush to the medium employed. She uses palette as signifier in all she does.

 

Bio

Sammi Fletcher (b. 1972), lives and works in Gloucestershire. She is currently studying for her MFA at the University of Gloucestershire after achieving a First Class in her Fine Art BA(Hons). Recent exhibitions include the D31 Autumn and the Art Cohort Summer Open and is currently assisting the Stars of Westgate artist residency. As a disabled, queer, single parent she has faced many hurdles but uses those a springboard rather than an anchor. A feminist champion of equality for all whose humour and positivity are infectious. She revels in the materiality of surface, paint and colour to drive narrative.