RESEARCH & PRACTICE
This latest body of work is centred around the artist’s recent experiences in nature; dominantly coastal and skyline vistas. Designed as a collection of immersive ‘painterly windows’, the intent behind this work is to represent a motif of bodily nature through the use of gesture and mark making with the traditional medium of oil.
Themes to the work include the signification of gesture and abstraction of image to denote sensation when viewing the work. Using a hybrid of drawing and visceral application of paint, the artist’s intent is to focus on how colour, light and movement in brushstroke can evoke an elemental imprint of nature on canvas; particularly in the motifs of wave and cloud.
The panorama and striking scale to the ambitious works are designed to immerse and evoke an otherworldly sense of depth and atmospheric precipice. In the smaller pieces 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.
Based at Old Jet, Woodbridge over Autumn 2020 for an East Coast Suffolk Series.
Inspired by local landscapes and pastoral vistas reminiscent of the works of Constable; my current project focuses on naturalism and a study of cloud and light formations in my Suffolk home environment.. a sort of 'back to my roots' project of sorts inspired by lockdown 2020..