All is not as it seems….
Our surroundings form a part of us, shape our perception, colour our thoughts and ideals. There is something about being immersed in the vastness of the landscape that gives clarity and focus to the space within. My approach to landscape is therefore introspective and intimate.
I walk the coast path or the beach near my home collecting observations that are both visual and experiential. Meditative space and light, magical junctures of land, sea and sky, endlessly changing colours, reflections and atmospheric conditions, elemental forces of nature, are all absorbed along with the emotions that are often unleashed.
In the studio these observations are transformed, becoming looser and more expressive as I engage with the physicality of painting, often verging into abstraction. The fluid and gestural medium of paint lends itself. It echoes the sensations of being in the landscape; sometimes calm, restorative, or spiritually uplifting; at other times wild, dynamic and full of energy. Paint is equally responsive to my internal thoughts and feelings. A dialogue begins.
Titles are phrases that cross my mind in the course of this dialogue; excerpts from poetry, half remembered conversations, or just snippets from my own windswept thoughts.
Sarah Jane Brown
Original Paintings in this series are all oil on canvas, however some of the works will be reproduced and available as good quality Limited Edition Prints.
Prints are made professionally, using archival colourfast inks on 100% cotton, acid free, heavy wieght (320gsm), fine art paper. They are signed numbered editions of 100, mounted and wrapped, with certificate of authenticity.
Overall sizes (including mount) are 16”x16” or 16” x 20”.
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