Zoe is a British Figurative Painter, living and working in Cornwall.
Her subject matter is often women, children and animals.
Theatrical costumes and settings present a world in which she brings together fragments from different time frames and a very personal narrative.
She says “…As a child I had strong bonds with animals. This has never left me. Through my imagery, I like to identify and investigate those intense relationships . I often invest my own psycho / physical qualities in the figure, sometimes the animal. It is the different kinds of friendship between the two that makes me wonder, the discovery and use of power in these relationships, the simplicity and complexity of a moment, the transitory nature of our lives , this is all part my narrative.
Today we remember those brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for us.
Few families remained untouched by the First World War . My own Grandmother lost her beloved Father, Thomas Henry Hearder Perring , of the Devonshire Regiment . They lived at the time at the Barbican Plymouth, in upstairs lodgings which remain almost unaltered, as it is now the museum.
When I visited the house with my Grandmother before she died she explained how they had lived, where her fathers easle stood, and the yard below where the local boys played football with a makeshift ball . Thomas Perring a scenic and landscape artist studied painting under Opie in Plymouth until one day he left and never returned. A stretcher bearer killed in action on the front .
This is a little painting I made of his son , my Uncle Coyte, a man I knew and loved .He served in the second world war, and did come home. He wrote poetry in quiet moments and this painting includes one of his I discovered in his small note book, long after he too had died.
We remember them.
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