Beryl Touchard’s practice involves travelling to destinations, engaging directly with the natural environment and with the changing atmospheric conditions. Effectively working in exposed situations with a closeness to the elements, enables her to connect her field of vision with the geographically historical remoteness of places.
In her work she traces the primeval contours of boundaries and ancient cultures, which have left their mark above and below the surface of both land and sea. She records experiences in her sketchbook for further and future development.
Her objective in the process of making work, is to transfer imagery through the physicality of techniques and materials, onto multilayered surfaces. The fragmented imagery may express a notion of the passing of time, making permanent the ephemeral, which may encourage the viewer to reflect on their own personal journeys.
The finished series of work are paintings, aquatints and collagraghs.