“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.
||This painting ‘Summit’ is centred around my recent experiences in nature, a depiction of a mountain summit, wild and energetic -the intent behind this work is to capture the sublime in the peak of energy and immense scale of the landscape vista. The bold linear mapping of charcoal surface and movement captured in the space is designed to evoke a sense of wild atmosphere. The darkest aesthetic of my recent work, it has a simplicity in tone and contrast. This work stands alone in the series, inviting the viewer to feel the impact of the summit and ascent to the peak of the mountain. Exploring passages of line and mark into the composition, Summit is the portrait of a fierce and unexplored territory.
||170 (H) X 190 (W) cm
||Oil and Charcoal on Canvas