50 x 50 cm | 18 x 18 in
Original painting in oil on canvas. Presented in a simple white wooden tray frame.
"This painting is influenced by a workshop I took part in where we went kayaking with sketch pads. Sketching the coast line the sea and the other kayakers in very brief sketches in order to capture the moment before the kayaks moved was so exhilarating. The workshop was part of a Coast lines project going on in West Wales, and also part of the Big Draw Project."
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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.