This page showcases the work I created for my Major Project with the OCA and the ultimate exhibition for the last course Sustaining Your Practice.
“In nature and the language of the sense
The anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse,
The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul of all my moral being”
This human relationship with the landscape as described by William Wordsworth (1770-1850), has been explored by artists throughout history, and this tradition continues to the present day.
I am influenced by Paul Nash and the Neo-romantics; their connection, to the English landscape traditions and their desire to remain firmly within the contemporary practices of their day.
My paintings are centered on a secluded section of the ancient river Toller that gives its name to several villages in West Dorset. I have delved into the very essence of the place and my reactions to it; looking, internalizing and interpreting it through painting. I make choices of colour and mark making to allude to the changing seasons, the reflections and movement found in the ever-changing water course, all firmly based in an intimate knowledge of, and relationship with, this special place.
VIDEOS OF EXHIBITION
These videos give a taste of the exhibition. Restrictions on the data that can be uploaded to this website meant that these had to be an edited version of the original submitted for assessment.
“River Toller in snow” Acrylic inks and acrylic paint on paper. Framed.
“Promise of Spring” Oil on Board 12″ x 12″
“Last throws of winter” 12″x 12″ oil on wooden panel SOLD
“End of winter rain”” 12″ x 12″ oil on wooden board
“High Summer” Oil on paper SOLD