The Colours of Home
Mixed Media on Canvas
The core ideas/themes that this painting centres around, are home, landscape, nature, journeys and the atmosphere of cinema.
My aim is to reflect a sense of arrival, rest, peace, and quiet that these themes evoke.
This motivation comes from my home and family, the peace and quiet I’ve felt in a remote landscape, and the feeling of a journey and sense of the epic from films like The Lord of the Rings.
I’m interested in directing my practice towards something that G K Chesterton believes of artists’:
“At the back of our brains, so to speak, there was a forgotten blaze or burst of astonishment at our own existence. The object of the artistic and spiritual life was to dig for this submerged sunrise of wonder.”
For this piece I’ve used acrylic, oil paint and oil sticks.
I paint landscapes from photos and memories in a loose way and use vibrant colours to convey my reaction to these scenes;
My hope is that each viewer will be able to independently stand in front of these scenes and find a space of quiet in their minds, to shut off from the frantic rush of the modern world and feel a sense of home and calm, that I feel landscape and nature bring.