on vacant and empty landscapes

Monday 12 April 2010

Thinking more about yesterday and the upcoming Art Auction, I thought perhaps I should see it as another platform for art – a lost leader of sorts – no monetary gain but good exposure… I will be putting in this work…

crag abstract cliff painting on panel
Crag I, mixed media on panel, 30cm x 90cm, 2007

Here is a close up of some textures…

cliff painting textures

Crag was, in part, inspired by many trips to Covehithe… here’s a photograph of the eroding cliffs, taken on December 31st 2007…

covehithe eroding cliffs
Covehithe cliffs, Suffolk

All of which got me thinking about the many photographs I have of vacant and empty places, landscapes devoid of people or buildings… here are but a few, which again most definitely inspired my larger paintings…

train journey through fens, fields
A train journey through the fens, probably near Peterborough, February 2006

salthouse beach, norfolk
Salthouse beach, Norfolk, June 2009

the sea at dunwich, suffolk
The North Sea, Dunwich, Suffolk, February 2007

suffolk field
Field, Suffolk, June 2004

morning mist over lake, suffolk
Mist over lake, January 2009

I really should read Bachelard again…