35 x 45 cm | 12 x 16 in
Original painting in oil on linen.
"My second year at art college demanded experimentation and new approaches to fine art painting. I explored diligently with styles and genre. It was exciting to produce this blend of my love for landscape and a modern aspect. The colours used in the forms are spontaneous, taken from all around me. The hills depicted are from a viewpoint near Devils Dyke."
Gemma Leanne’s work involves the enigmatic dialogue between the tangible world around us and artistic expression. Leanne uses layers of paint and abstract forms to build a range of evocative atmospheres. The minimalized landscapes dreamily spur soporific rivers or twist viewers through woeful storms. Impetuous splatters and sculptural layers of paint invite viewers to soak in these melancholic emotive and ethereal surroundings. Bewitching use of colour lends realistic renditions of seascape qualities whilst whimsical abstraction creates a subtle, suggestive landscape. The evanescence of memory seems to whisper through these pieces, revealing hidden depths of artist’s own experience.