Thérèse Oulton – commended

Thérèse Oulton studied in London at St Martin's School of Art (1975–9) and at the Royal College of Art (1980–83), where she completed her MFA. Her paintings are densely worked and evoke the landscape.

Thérèse Oulton, ‘Deposition’ 1989
Thérèse Oulton
Deposition 1989
© Thérèse Oulton

Much like the art of Frank Auerbach or Leon Kossof, her work shares with Neo-Expressionism a sense of the mythic and symbolic while escaping the empty rhetoric of that movement; she went on to employ a delicate and virtuoso painting technique that suggests a considered, contemplative practice.