THE SUBTLE PLACES
A series of paintings inspired by the ambiguity of land & sky, evoking tranquil and contemplative moments through gestural brushwork, soft tones and hues, blurred layers and introspect mark making.
In Stillness and Flow | mixed media on cradled birch panel | 40.5×40.5cm
The Ache of Wildness | mixed media on birch panel | 30.5×30.5cm
Forgotten Stillness | mixed media on birch panel | 30.5×30.5cm
Some Confluence This Morning | mixed media on cradled birch panel | 40.5×40.5cm
Catching Light | mixed media on cradled birch panel | 30x30cm
” working with soft pastels on wood, dragging its dust, blending its pigment with translucent glazes, the process of building layers of paint over time, eroding and repainting, almost echoes the way the landscape is made. I never attempt to paint any specific place. Instead I prefer to be somewhere between the representational and expressive, to convey the idea of a landscape that is still happening. If you were able to look to the left, right, up or down: an interconnected composition.“
A collection of small panels, resulting from my search for silence and solitude. Each piece tries to recapture the changes on land and water, sky and light; recalling a sense of place and a moment in time.