Fran Quinlan

Instagram: @fran.quinlan.artist

I am a visual artist, based in Dorset, my work encompasses drawing, print, performance, sculpture, and installation. I have an intensely embodied process driven drawing practice, with a quiet ritualised character, exploring materiality and the transformative quality of paper; its visual, and actual, weight. Meditative drawing processes are elemental to my practice, where repetition is explored through timed drawing that combines the notions of stillness and time within the realm of perpetual motion. 

Practical research into my Irish heritage drives my reflective curiosity around the reality of impermanence, fragility and shifting land, sky and seascape, delving into historical and contemporary issues of human migration and displacement. Bu immersing myself in the ephemeral nature of light and the sea (my current investigations) through drawing, the shifting rhythms of shoreline edges that create borders and boundaries. Gathering soils and natural materials from beaches where I am working, she creates inks that become traces within the drawing process to establish place.