"Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, hills, groves and fields, Woods or steepy mountain yields.' Christopher Marlowe
Who can resist the lure of wide open spaces and the far horizon? Gazing into the distance bestows a kind of restorative energy upon the soul, resting the eyes in much-needed space. Often rural landscape paintings, can appear flattened out, masking the variety to which Marlowe alludes. Our artists attend to the details that might be lost in the eye's rush to take everything in. Adel Khodai highlights ears of corn against a stormy backdrop whilst Sarah Medway traces the delicate dewy edges of foliage in the morning mist. Sometimes what emerges is almost abstract, such as Alison King's light-soaked pastel patchworks and Edward McNaught Davis' criss-crossing hedgerows demarcating the space. The images resonate with the traces of mankind or in its absence, paradoxically, a distinct sense of presence.
|Three Horses in a Field, Worth Matravers, Dorset|
|38 by 30cm. (15.2' x 12') |
|by Clive Sherlock - more artworks, artist's CV|
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