Working with quick-drying acrylics and luminescent enhancements, Hogwood admits her studio is anything but tidy, working with both brushes and her fingers, she marries expressionism and abstraction in contemporary form.
“Diamond dust is exquisite. Gold and silver leaf is another favourite. I adore the contrast between natural and glamorous.”
Despite the artist’s confessed laidback approach to life, Hogwood’s working day is meticulously timetabled – painting from 9am to 6pm, only taking time to lunch. The artist works to the sound of Talk radio, whilst running and yoga to help her unwind outside of her work.
“I never want to become static with my style. I love the challenge of making new ideas work and testing my capabilities. I find the development of one style can be really beneficial to another by sparking new ideas and techniques.”
As an artist, Hogwood’s audience is loyal, and growing at breakneck speed, her popularity with galleries and private collectors alike is testament not only to her talent as an artist, but to her understanding of her fanbase’s demands.
“It’s quite an honour when someone wants to hang something you created on their wall. I will never take it for granted.”
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