“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.
Based on the studio abstraction of recent Cornwall studies; Zephyr represents a wild and ethereal space of raw waves, stormy skies and the impression of distant islands. Evocative of the turbulent and sweeping coastal vistas of the south coast of UK, this painting was made to reference neo-romantic sublime, and embody the realm of intuitive gesture and phenomenology in painting. ‘Zephyr’ referencing the winds that take us to new places- describes a wild and silent place, both familiar and evocative of misty, otherworldly islands that beckon exploration.
||190 (H) X 60 (W) cm
||Oil on Linen