'The Voice of Land & Sea' New work on show at the Battersea Art Fair 21st - 24th October 2021
Updated: Oct 14
This is a 100 x 100 cm mixed media abstract painting in oil and cold wax medium. It is inspired by the marshland, dykes, rivers and waterways of the Fenland landscape. The title of this work is 'The Voice of Land and Sea' and represents a continuation of my exploration of the Cambridgeshire Fens. I am interested in the geometry of landscape and how this can be translated into coherent arrangements of shape and form. The Fenlands celebrate the extended horizon, distant vistas, relentless flatness and man-made order. Water from the North Sea is channelled through a network of dykes and ditches, bulwarks against rising tides and flooding. This uneasy truce between land and sea is maintained with the assistance of industrial pumping stations and monolithic sluice gates. Whilst the equilibrium holds, a fragile harmony, tension and balance is achieved.