Bridget March Exhibition
Bridget is well known for her sketches, watercolour paintings and colourful acrylic scenes of Vietnam but, no matter how beautiful, they cannot express the
complexity of emotions she feels and visual ingredients that make up a whole
community. She achieves some of this in her four books about Vietnam and now,
Bridget has gone back to her abstract and colourist roots to say something new
about this old port's history and culture. In each painting you may recognise
some visual clues to the identity of this vibrant, multicultural town
This small collection of works is a visual feast and for lovers of Vietnam and
heralds a new direction for this colourful artist. We hope you like it.
How can you paint how an entire town feels? It cannot be done one building, one street, one landscape at a time. How to describe the magic of a lantern-lit night in the old town, the spirits that dwell in the old bridge, the colour of the market and the watery nature of the surrounding landscape all in one painting?
How to capture the cultures that have left their marks here; Japanese, Polynesian, Indian, Cham, Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, French, Chinese and Malay. They all gathered here to trade the finest goods, rice, spices, precious metals and gems.
To achieve all of these things, Bridget has used abstract expressionism to create this series and communicate how she feels about this ancient settlement and the people who have.met and settled here.