24 x 30 cm | 8 x 11 in
Original painting in oil on a chunky edged canvas (5cm deep).
"One of the first paintings in a new body of work titled 'Ambition Bird'. A clamour of the heart Through the shrill of birdsong, My hands try to decipher its rhythm Yet are too afraid to speak it aloud. (excerpt from Thoughts of Flight by Toni Cogdell)."
Toni Cogdell paints portraits of unsaid moments and unseen thoughts, the poetry which resides in daily life and in transitory moments. There is a sense of universality, an interest in the human condition.. “The Water’s Gift” portrays a woman, lost in thought, painted in rich tones which complement and merge with the background. Cogdell’s figures stand in ambiguous settings emphasising an intent focus on the cerebral. Every piece is painted with a carefully balanced palette and distinctive, contemplative composition.
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