156 x 56 cm | 61 x 22 in
Original painting in oil and graphite on canvas.
"In this painting I have added another medium to my process, and have responded to that. Still using the boat motif which emerged through the process, I have incorporated impasto use of paint along side the thin stains of paint, which has lent more dynamism and drama to this piece."
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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.