Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Landscapes and settlement

landscapes & settlement  
Two small oils taken from ‘the 2009 Spanish sketchbook’ in the forthcoming show. Conil Beach was a direct response to an Andalusian beach drawing, They are not an observed likeness but an imbibed sense of place. The unusual frame was derived from a scribbled outline to the sketch which seemed an intrinsic part of the whole. Settlement (above) sees a greater shift from the drawing. The Ancient’s way of living had a nobility as do some remaining native people today. This light ecological footprint alongside a craft and art engagement is an ideal that is close to my heart. ‘Settlement’ is about earth and dwelling close to it.

Extract from the New Studio Show Flyer