The beauty of imperfection in forest paintings.

The more I paint images of the forest, the more I see forests and trees as a cipher, a kind of encoding, a representation of something else. This painting declared itself to me after a few weeks of alternately applying, layering, and removing pigment.

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'Natural Theatre' 120 x 100 x 4 cm Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

This is painting as extrusion or excavation, not dissimilar to a sculptor releasing a figure embedded in a marble block or an archaeologist revealing an artifact by scraping and gouging. Somewhere on the spectrum between building and taking apart lies the hidden image, trapped in a time capsule, submerged like coral or lichen, obscured by darkness.

There is a search for patina, qualities of surface that without judgment and rigor can readily descend into pastiche and kitsch, the saccharine aesthetic of prettiness.

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After a lifetime of painting, I have developed a set of strategies to bring me back from the aesthetic abyss, that moment when a painting is all affectation and allure, calling you like a siren onto the rocks. I have taught myself to resist the easy seduction of colour and texture, the comfort of cliched compositions, and the security of illusionistic space.


The problem is, that I have to relearn this lesson with virtually all of my paintings, I guess this is the nature of painting because it is the incremental achievements that drive the artist forwards, that keep you returning to the process of painting.

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If you asked me to select one of the major obstacles to creating a successful painting, I would identify the concept of control and dexterity. Now, this may seem perverse and definitely counterintuitive but bear with me for a while. Technique, skill, and control are considered key attributes in the context of painting, and to a certain extent, they are. However, if they become the sole arbiter of a painting's value and worth, the oxygen is removed from the painting, rendering it airless and suffocating.


The final result is often a kind of claustrophobic predictability. The more skillful you become, the more you remove the all-important element of chance; the Japanese have called this wabi-sabi, it derives from Buddhist philosophy and is about excepting the imperfections and transient nature of life. Finding ways to disrupt this overriding desire to control, contain and perfect will be the subject of my next blog post.

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More Forest Landscape artworks can be viewed on my online art gallery. They are available for purchase, all you need to do is just get in touch! A few examples can be seen below!



I hope to see you around the Cambridgeshire art galleries and UK exhibitions. If you can't wait until then, you can view my artworks online! If you find an artwork you love and want to know more or make a purchase just contact us directly. All artworks are for sale and commissions are welcomed. I look forward to hearing from you to guide you through the process to buy art online from the UK to anywhere in the world. Another option is to come to one of the Affordable Art Fairs in England, my work can be seen in person at the affordable art fairs, come back to find details on free tickets to future fairs too.




Upcoming Exhibitions and Art Fairs

I will be exhibiting abstract landscape artwork inspired by the Fenlands in Britain at future Affordable Art Fairs, sign up to the newsletter to keep up to date. I will be exhibiting with Linton 59 and Darryl Nantais Art Gallery is representing my artwork. I do hope you can be there and see my artworks up close.


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Forest Paintings by Peter Corr at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2022

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