156 x 56 cm | 61 x 22 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
"This painting marks the start of a new body of work. In this painting I am combining the use of mark making and staining with incooporating the new motif of the Boat, influenced by the song 'To the Siren' by Tim Buckley."
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Michaela Hollyfield creates ambiguous landscapes using an intuitive style. Dark, moon kissed colour emanates from the work. Rushing brush strokes wield themselves through the canvas and create organic shapes suggesting forests or a fox wreathed in a ravine of colour. Hollyfield paints atmospheric mountains, doused in quiet hues whilst another work portrays a forest as night befalls, trees stand stark against the electric blues of midnight. This journey through imagined landscapes lends the work an elusive quality, which remains captivating through the rich use of colour and the painterly attention to form.