Lockdown Paintings by Dot Procter
On March 11, 2020 I closed my front door and my whole world changed. I was alone with my husband for the next 12 months. My home studio became my refuge, my sanity, my teacher, and my delight. All my fears, sadness, anger and uncertainty were channeled onto my canvas day after day. None of these paintings were pre-planned. They each surprised me. I was delighted, I laughed, I was repulsed, and I was humbled. Art making became an adventure into new depths of myself. I was at first hesitant to share them. These paintings feel raw and personal. (I mistakingly thought that once the vaccine arrived all would go back to normal, including my painting!. Not quite so fast...) I have included some post-vaccine collage-paintings here. Though no longer in total Lockdown, I am still feeling uncertain about what is ahead, which is reflected in these first 10 paintings.