Niamh Birch

It can begin with words, thoughts, stories or objects. Overhearing fragments of chatter in the streets, an ‘ordinary’ object, everyday life dilemmas and the thoughts we encapsulate ourselves in, I make a physical note of which are continuously becoming part of my mantra.  These ideas are extracted playfully onto an array of surfaces, focusing directly on my colour palette. Whilst working with diverse materials  – I also rejoice in small-scale sketchbooks which often become the ultimate extract through the form of visual storytelling; they also work hand-in-hand with the finished canvases.