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Fragmented landscape

Fragmented landscape




Original painiting. Acrylic  and  hand painted collage papers on heavyweight watercolour paper. 


Winner of the Molly Staley prize


‘Fragmented landscape' was exhibited at the Henley Art and Craft Guild 2022 exhibition and won the prestigious Molly Staley award.


It depicts the fragments of images from walks through wooded hills and tiny hamlets. Textures and lines capture rembered forms of seed heads, plants and fungi. 

It is based on multiple small sketches in colour and charcoal to refine, simplify and select the key elements I wanted to include in the final painiting.


With a limited palette of deep through to brighter blues, rust, muted orange and dark grey, I have used a range of marks and lines to provide areas of detail, movement and energy againt calmer, cool areas with subtle marks and contrasted saturated, vibrant colour with muted desaturated areas.  I have used the properties of acrylic paint to create multiple layers to provide texture and increase the range of marks.

I added translucent collage papers that I painted, in order to increase the depth and range of marks.  Glazes harmonise colours and different areas of the painting.


Different shapes and marks move your eye across, through and around the painiting, much as different lines and shapes do through the landscape.


Framed in a slim, dark blue wooden frame behind anti-reflective glass.

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