36 x 46 cm | 14 x 18 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
" The last painting before I start my third year at University. It was a gloomy, rainy day, and I enjoyed listening to James Brown in the studio and letting the paint dance on the canvas with gestural brush marks and fluidity of colour. I enjoyed letting the painting transform into something reminiscent of a stormy day, yet hope can be felt in the warm undertones prevalent under the surface of the top layers."
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.