Zoe out of this world as art put in spotlight

Macclesfield Express - - LOOKING BACK - STU­ART GREER

AN artist is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter her work was se­lected by top art crit­ics to be dis­played in Lon­don.

Zoe Wat­son, who spe­cialises in pic­tures of star con­stel­la­tions and the aurora bo­re­alis, is one of 30 artists who will have their work ex­hib­ited at the Guardian news­pa­per.

It is part of the Share My Art pro­ject run by the news­pa­per group since 2012.

Whereas in pre­vi­ous years the art has been col­lated into online gal­leries viewed by mil­lions, this year im­ages of the works will be mag­ni­fied onto the side of the com­pany’s head­quar­ters at Kings Place.

Judges chose her paint­ing, Young Stars in their Baby Blan­ket of Dust, as one of the favourites.

Cel­e­brat­ing the se­lec­tion Zoe, from Poyn­ton, said: “It’s a mas­sive achieve­ment for me and such a won­der­ful spotlight and recog­ni­tion.”

It is another op­por­tu­nity for the artist to share her work in the coun­try’s cap­i­tal.

Last year Zoe was se­lected to have her art dis­played on mas­sive LED bill­boards across Lon­don as part of a unique part­ner­ship be­tween dig­i­tal out­door advertising com­pany Daylite LED Media and online gallery Painted. org.uk.

Zoe mainly works with acrylics but also uses inks and pas­tels.

The 47-year-old said her art was in­stinc­tive, adding: “Inspired by peo­ple and na­ture, my con­tem­po­rary work is a blend and style which is very dis­tinct – the ul­ti­mate aim of which is to cap­ture the imag­i­na­tion of the viewer within the colours and tex­tures of the paint­ings.

“Art is a jour­ney, and it is also a des­ti­na­tion, but more im­por­tantly for me, it is in­deed a pas­sion.

“Each paint­ing is com­pletely in­di­vid­ual, each stroke, each colour and tex­ture is painted with feel­ings which I hope are ex­pressed, and in some way touched by the per­son who is view­ing my work.

“Art al­lows me to see and feel what other peo­ple want to see – quite lit­er­ally by en­cour­ag­ing and bring­ing a piece of that per­son’s imag­i­na­tion to life.

“To cre­ate unique paint­ings which stir feel­ings and opin­ion is the great­est re­ward of all.

“I am lucky to sell my work – but in hon­esty, I paint be­cause I love it, it’s who I am as a per­son, ev­ery­thing else is a bonus.

“All my paint­ings are painted with pas­sion, and given with love.”

Ear­lier this year Zoe was cho­sen to dis­play her paint­ings at the fa­mous Art Monaco Ex­hi­bi­tion 2015, a three-day cel­e­bra­tion of in­ter­na­tional artists.

To see Zoe’s work visit www.muse­art.co.uk

●● Zoe’s paint­ing Young Stars in their Baby Blan­ket of Dust is to be pro­jected onto the side of a build­ing in cen­tral Lon­don as part of an art pro­ject af­ter be­ing se­lected by art crit­ics

●● Zoe’s work will be dis­played on the side of the Guardian news­pa­per build­ing in Kings Place

●● Poyn­ton artist Zoe Wat­son

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