Genna H Sanders
After a number of years living away from where she was raised in West Berkshire Genna's artistic interests became focused on memory, people and places often influenced by the words of John Berger - A shape of a pocket and Roland Barthes- Camera Lucinda.
This point in Genna's development as a painter was crucial to her breaking away from the rigid and formal ideals of art school that had never quite allowed her to find her own mark.
While also inspired by the beautiful Welsh countryside around her, Genna became increasingly focused on her own childhood memories.
Concepts of consciousness grew surrounding her artwork with the notion of imagination, the uncanny and play, relinquishing the rules of colour and aesthetics within her work.
Soon after a series was born - Mothersound.
This was to become a very large series of over 150 individual paintings none of which the same and each an evolution of the previous.
Every painting contains its own personality, something either familiar, hidden or strange. A place that we can all find a little piece of ourselves, somewhere recognisable or even a world that we have never dared to dream of.
"I will always enjoy the new and unfamiliar entities that evolve from these dissonant sources of inspiration. Pulled from the past and it to our present"
"There is no joy in this world like creating a little place of your own and bringing it to life with things that feel like home"