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BETH FLETCHER
For me, painting landscape truthfully is as much about touch as vision, as much about intuition and memory as conscious thought and decision. It requires intuitive, gestural and organic mark-making, reproducing the actions of nature, adjusting and re-adjusting to every previous mark, responding to colour relationships and ideas that have gone before in order to build up a constructed experiential landscape. Thus moments are layered, melting one into the next, just as a landscape is seen from a distance, approached, and ultimately consumed. These layered, transient, seen and felt moments, when transformed through the painting process, are intended to engender a prolonged engagement with the painting as a mediated experience of landscape. Mark-making is not depictive of landscape but like landscape: if the paint is metaphor, the marks are simile. In the studio, rather than directly in front of the landscape, I can paint under the influence of the memory’s interpretation of the living landscape – the ‘soul-yearning’ which is a response to more than what is manifest only to the eye.
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CADENCE, TARNISHED SKY, Price: £960.00, Medium: Oil on Canvas, Size: 50 X 70 CMS
ESTUARY, DISSOLVING FORMS, Price: £960.00, Medium: Oil on Canvas, Size: 50 X 70 CMS
LAST OF THE STARLINGS, Price: £560.00, Medium: Oil on Wood, Size: 41 X 30 CMS
THE ESTUARY SOFTENED, FRAGMENTED, Price: £910.00, Medium: Oil on Wood, Size: 51 X 61 CMS
THE ISLAND (EARLY AUTUMN), Price: £420.00, Medium: Oil on Wood, Size: 24 X 30 CMS
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