Contemporary painter & artist living in Devon, England.
Thick luscious paint and harsh black marks are beautifully juxtaposed by the cheerful and somewhat humorous element to Niamh’s work. Her paintings reference the historical motif of the ‘still life’ whilst her technique is emotive and representative rather than precise. Somewhat reminiscent of Picasso in their juvenility whilst her use of colour and texture is considered. The work feels both precious and expressive. (Sophie Castle, 2020)
Niamh’s work begins with words, thoughts, stories or objects. Overhearing fragments of chatter in the streets, an ‘ordinary’ object, a song lyric and the thoughts we encapsulate ourselves in are continuously becoming part of my mantra. Textures and bold colours are considered within domestic spaces which are filled with returning imagery – wine bottles, cat silhouettes or umbrellas – making the work both precious, yet expressive.
Niamh Birch is currently living in her hometown of North Devon, England after graduating with a 1:1 in Contemporary Arts Practice BA(Hons) at Bath Spa University in 2019.