“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.
||Tofino - Print Instillation - Vinyll
Capturing the momentum of the wild Pacific waves of Tofino’s “Long Beach” on Vancouver Island, ‘Tofino’ gestures the energy, visceral power and raw bodily representation of the ocean vortex. Made with rapid mark to evoke a sense of velocity and invite a journey into the surface of the painted mark.
The motifs of panorama and striking scale to the works are designed to immerse and evoke an otherworldly sense of depth and atmospheric precipice. Referencing concepts of the Sublime and Neo-Romantic insights into the legacy of landscape painting, these works will present an internal journey and reaction to external space. Critical to the work is the reference to phenomenology, inherently romantic observations of vista and the artist’s relationship to the natural world.
||240 (H) X 240 (W) cm (scaled to any size)
||Print Instillation -Vinyll / Oil on Canvas