Boo Mallinson studied Fine Art at The Byam Shaw School of Art and City of Guilds School of Art in London before moving to Dorset. She works in a number of mediums including oil, acrylic, charcoal, ink and pastel.
Boo’s paintings act as a visual diary and a way of recording her everyday walks and journeys through the landscape. Memories of a repeated walk along a known pa...thway, the dramatic changes of light and colour from one moment to the next, the distant horizon, the way that sights, sounds and smells come together to form a very strong sense of place - these joyous encounters with the natural world form the starting point of her paintings. Once back in the studio, the translating of ideas and memories into paint enables Boo to explore colour and abstraction and to move intuitively between the real and the imaginary.
Some paintings remain very close to their origins, hinting at a place visited or remembered. Other paintings evolve slowly and are reworked, building up the surface organically and allowing Boo to translate ambiguous images into new compositions.