Latchford’s recent work, whilst exploring her painterly concerns with colour, light, paint, and composition, is a commentary on hidden social isolation often experienced within contemporary society. The human figure continues to be a constant in her practice but this new work, the ‘Lifelines’ series, sees her introduce the idea of place with identity and memory – these ideas present as a feeling of nostalgia, history, and longing. A pink line has become a recurring motif within this new series – swaddling figures and places, protective rather than oppressive.
Latchford holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. She was a recipient of Artlinks bursary 2018 and the County Wexford Arts Department’s Tyrone Guthrie award 2014. She has been awarded primary school residencies under the auspices of the Living Arts Project in 2014, 2106, 2017 and again in 2018.
Recent exhibitions include Scéilini in Paint, a solo show in the Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery, Hong Kong as part of her residency for the Irish Festival Asia 2018, supported by Culture Ireland, and Painting is dead- WHO SAYS?, a group show Kamera 8, Wexford, curated by Anya Van Gosseln. Her paintings are held in private and corporate collections within Ireland, Hong Kong, and the USA.
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