“Exploring ideas of landscape, gesture, expression and representation- these works sample neo-romantic journeys and abstract landscapes inspired by my interest in oceanic seascapes and coastal vistas.
Both my drawings and large immersive oil studies are enquiries into ideas of the bodily, phenomenology and gestural spaces of precipice.These paintings embody the expressive and painterly experiments in my seaside studio over recent months and, I hope, convey the authenticity and energy felt from my expeditions around the UK and abroad in pursuit of inspiration.”
Designed as a collection of immersive, large scale ‘painterly vistas’, this series of abstract nature painting represents a motif of bodily nature through the use of gesture and mark making. Through the visceral application of paint, the focus is to present a mapping of space for the viewer to explore visually.
Made in collaboration with Michael Harding Oil Paints to explore landscape plein air painting This work is made to capture the scottish lochs, mountains and atmosphere of mist and panoramic space. Made rapidly to authentically describe the mood and light of the vista, this piece is a nod to the neo-romantic painters of the past, and is entirely focused on the energy of rapid gesture and intuitive mark making.
||30 (H) X 40 (W) cm
||Oil on Canvas