"Coastal"

 

Colour, line and design have been the primary interests in my work for over 30 years. A lifetime of imagery, millions of brushstrokes, of decisions, and iterations are condensed and contained into a single painting.

 

A painting doesn’t reveal itself all at once (to the painter or the viewer) but reflects, bit by bit, unfolding recognition. The paint applied becomes a place, recognition of place then becomes a thought, thought returns me to the place and back again to the painting.

 

The greatest joy for me is to put paint on the canvas; that first initial brushstroke, full of excitement and optimism. My second greatest joy is to have somebody look at the painting and say “I know that place, I recognise that feeling, I know where you were, in your heart when you painted this. I know where you were and what you were feeling right there, right then, and I like it.”  That’s the essence of painting for me; the communication between the viewer and the artist, and that’s a rare moment. And that is something to celebrate.

 

Charcoal, ink and pastel.

 

Signed and dated on the reverse.

Ink on paper 28 x 78cm, approx.

Framed size 38 x 88cm, approx.

 

Frame and delivery are included in price.

 

VAT will be included at checkout.

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal

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    © Helen Elliott