The Invention of Fancy explores the concept of a utopia constructed by the imagination, which is materially more achievable on canvas. Playful distortions and use of colour, and animals given unexpected proximity to people, all contribute to the unlikeliness of the scenes. For some, it will be the absence of darkness and fear that will seem poignant and revealing.
The Invention of Fancy
"I feel like you’ve somehow put everything I love into every single one of your paintings, obsessed is an understatement!"
"Like the best holiday
you've ever been on"
"AT THE HEART OF MULVIE'S PIECES IS THE PALPABLE JOYFULNESS IN HER RESPONSE TO COLOUR."
Ruth Mulvie is a contemporary fine artist, known for her vivid palette and for the delightfully unexpected detail in her paintings. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art and now works from a studio on the Sussex Coast.
At the heart of Mulvie’s pieces is the palpable joyfulness in her response to colour. She is at her happiest when mixing and combining paint, waiting for the thrill of the perfect shade. For her, colour is emotion, colour is memory, colour is her favourite place to be. And we are all invited. There’s no place like it. JULIE TELLOUCHE