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Freya Purdue

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Freya Purdue is a contemporary British abstract painter inspired by visions of what it means to be human.
Freya takes inspiration from myriad found images, symbols, art history, anthropology, and scientific discoveries.
Freya was a senior lecturer at Chelsea College of Art.

Freya Purdue is a contemporary British abstract painter. A collector of images and sensual experiences, Freya combines found imagery, memories, research and imagination to translate her innermost ideas and perceptions on what it means to be human. Her subject matter is boundless, from the iconography of natural forms to scientific diagrams and art history. Each new piece is a journey in systematic investigation, exploration and experience.

Freya Purdue’s Style and Practice

Freya studied at St Martins School of Art and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. The artist is particularly interested in the desire to express inner visions of the world through image and artefact - something prevalent throughout the history of humankind. She seeks to communicate the power of these visions - shared by prophetesses, visionaries, shamanic practices, and modern-day spokespersons - through her art. With no limit to how these ‘visions’ can be explored, this process colours her abstract works with immense energy and dynamism. In this way, each of her paintings has its own kind of power to compel and inspire.

Exhibitions, Awards and Collections

Freya has received numerous awards for her paintings and has featured works in public and private national and international collections. Recent solo shows include Murmurs from the Wide River’ Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight, ‘Freya Purdue at the Edge’, Yellow Edge Gallery, Gosport, UK, and ‘Shrine’, St Marylebone Crypt Gallery, London. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Beyond Other Horizons’, Iasi Palace of Culture, Rumania, ‘Made in Britain’, National Gallery of Poland, Gdansk, and ‘Contemporary British Painting’, Yantai Art Museum, Jiangsu Arts Museum, Artall Nanjing and Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts China. Freya now lives and works in Ryde, Isle of White.

Freya Purdue Artworks

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    Cloud Ridge by Freya Purdue
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    Cloud Ridge by Freya Purdue

    Cloud Ridge

    Paintings - 120x150 cm
    Song of the clouds by Freya Purdue
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    Song of the clouds by Freya Purdue

    Song of the clouds

    Paintings - 100x100 cm
    Night Sea by Freya Purdue
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    Night Sea by Freya Purdue

    Night Sea

    Paintings - 120x152 cm
    Nemet (Forest) by Freya Purdue
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    Nemet (Forest) by Freya Purdue

    Nemet (Forest)

    Paintings - 152x120 cm
    Cobra by Freya Purdue
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    Cobra by Freya Purdue

    Cobra

    Paintings - 120x152 cm
    Silk by Freya Purdue
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    Silk by Freya Purdue

    Silk

    Paintings - 150x120 cm
    Red and Yellow Sulphur 1 by Freya Purdue
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    Red and Yellow Sulphur 1 by Freya Purdue

    Red and Yellow Sulphur 1

    Paintings - 50x80 cm
    Red and yellow Sulphur 2 by Freya Purdue
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    Red and yellow Sulphur 2 by Freya Purdue

    Red and yellow Sulphur 2

    Paintings - 50x80 cm
    Red and Yellow Sulphur 3 by Freya Purdue
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    Red and Yellow Sulphur 3 by Freya Purdue

    Red and Yellow Sulphur 3

    Paintings - 50x80 cm
    Song of Mikika by Freya Purdue
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    Song of Mikika by Freya Purdue

    Song of Mikika

    Paintings - 152x120 cm
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    Red Sulphur by Freya Purdue

    Red Sulphur

    Paintings - 50x40 cm
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    Shrine (red) by Freya Purdue

    Shrine (red)

    Paintings - 40x40 cm
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    Shrine (blue) by Freya Purdue

    Shrine (blue)

    Paintings - 40x40 cm
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    Arabesque  by Freya Purdue

    Arabesque

    Paintings - 40x40 cm
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    Cantalon by Freya Purdue

    Cantalon

    Paintings - 50x40 cm
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    Scent 4 by Freya Purdue

    Scent 4

    Paintings - 40x40 cm

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