Mandy Thomsett-Taylor

I am interested in creating art works that bring together a wide multiplicity of sources into a coherent - and sometimes discordant - whole. My paintings feed off the history of the decorative, and abstraction. My art and in particular my painting, is overly embellished and highly decorated. In the mode of an obsessive homemaker I am visually ‘over catering’ to ensure there is never ‘not enough’.  A jumble of sources including collaged materials are arranged to create or reconstruct a world within the painting, in which a new kind of sense is made - one in which the everyday the mundane can be celebrated.
My challenge is to forge a playful pictorial interior landscape in which anything (and everything) can be included, and that enjoy its own logic.