Jonet Harley-Peters takes the natural world as her starting point. She interpret the effects of light on plants water and earth. As well as the shapes and shadows that float on the surface of fragile and changing nature.
‘I’ve always been drawn to symmetry and pattern and first started to explore geometry and proportion in my last year at Art school. Part of my childhood was spent in East Africa and the rest on the edge of Dartmoor. Africa gave me colour, pattern and red earth – while Dartmoor was full of mood, mist and water.’
Jonet works with basic geometry using raw pigments and photography to make low relief constructions and photo-montage. Her work is based on what I see in the natural world.
‘I take photographs and cut shapes to produce fragments and then take what I need to reconstruct to make a new ‘version’ and tell a new story. I am currently using triangles but my response varies due to the demands of the material.’
Raw pigments have an intensity of colour and photo-montage shows the extraordinary detail and texture of the natural world. Simple geometric patterns provide a solid structure on which to base explorations with colour and image.
Jonet Harley-Peters works mainly in low relief construction with curved and cut shapes backed with heavy weight paper and cardboard , when mounted the constructed shapes appear to float away from the surface. All the work is box framed .
- Bank of England
- British Telecom
- Paintings in Hospitals
- Homerton Hospital
- Central Middlesex Hospital
- Chelsea Harbour Club
- William Morris Gallery
- Bury Museum & Gallery
- Sheridan Gallery
- Pump House Gallery
I have exhibited widely but now work mainly to commission.
- Photo montage
- Low Relief Construction
- Still Life
I take photographs and cut shapes to produce fragments and then take what I need to reconstruct to make a new 'version' and tell a new story.