Fiona G. Roberts
British painter living and working in London. Fiona has an MA in Painting, from Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, where she was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship. She has also completed two years at the Turps Banana Painting School (2019-2021) on the offsite painting programme. She has had work selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize; Ingram Collection’s Contemporary Talent Prize; Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, 2018 and 2019, and Dentons Art Prize, where she was runner-up and also won the Staff Prize. She was also shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2021 and the 2021 Figurative Art Now Exhibition, where she was awarded a Mentorship Prize. She exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2021. She has work in several collections including the David Roberts Art Foundation.
Her work explores psychological states that result from structural societal practices and norms, particularly forms of oppression.
Her paintings often allude to a sense of discomfort or unease but are intentionally indistinct and ambiguous so that there is enough room for the viewer to bring their own interpretation to the work. She works quickly in a fairly loose expressive style using various media. She particularly likes working in oil paint on smooth surfaces.