Madeleine Burt lives and works in Nottingham, UK. In 1998 she gained a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan University and was awarded The Willy Tirr Purchase Prize. Since then she has regularly exhibited both nationally and internationally, with recent shows in Berlin and London.

In 1999, Madeleine studied for a PGCE at Reading University and is currently teaching part-time as Head of Art at Bilborough College, Nottingham where her knowledge and experience as a practicing artist continues to underpin her teaching.

Madeleine works in oil based media on panel and at times mixes her paint with a resin alkyd medium, which changes the consistency of the paint and can give a high gloss finish. She works the paintings in a variety of ways to create layers and texture with ‘anonymous’ marks: as if the painting has made itself. She contrasts this with areas that are clearly person-made, with obvious drips or a controlled, graphic application of line. She enjoys the implied tension or balance between motif and surface, and the ways motifs can be visually dominant to a surface, or almost lost within it.

In 2011-12 Madeleine took part in the AA2A scheme as an artist-in-residence at Nottingham Trent University. She undertook further research into the Lace Archive there and completed the body of work entitled Archive 2012, which comments on how we access, store and share information in a technologically-dependent age.

Jacquard Moth Drawing