100 x 100 cm | 37 x 37 in
Original painting in oil and charcoal on canvas.
"This painting further explores the texture and opacity of paint, creating a landscape of marks and gesture and a celebration of it's materiality. Incorporating the charcoal instigated an exciting and liberated response in my painting process."
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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.