Drawing expressively with charcoal, ink and water has recently led me to painting. These pieces explorethe shifting tides and atmospheres over the tense and captivating point between land, sea and sky. The presence or absence of a horizon in ones view stimulates ideas and questions of the future - drawing ones attention to the infinity of nature. Jay Appleton in The Experience of Landscape, discusses how contemplating the horizon directs attention: ‘particularly to speculation about what liesbeyond it, and the horizon itself seems to be the key which can provide the answer to such speculation’. Creating these pieces was an act of contemplation of colour, light and atmosphere and have helped me to speculate and meditate on my place in nature and my relationship to something beyond the horizon.
Figure 1. The light of the storm, 2016, oil on linen, 50x50cm $900
Figure 2. Indigo sea, 2016, oil on linen, 50x50cm $900. (Sold)
Figure 3. Ocean surface, 2015, oil on board, 40x50cm.
Figure 4. Seascape, 2015, oil on linen, 50x70cm.