A Selection of Landscapes

These paintings show examples of works based upon the theme of landscape. The approach differs in that some are decorative, some representational and others are abstract. These paintings are impressions of places visited but often I have manipulated space and composition to create abstract qualities and visual ambiguity. Colour, texture and contrast are elements that combine to create atmosphere and mood. I want my work to bare inspection. I want the viewer to feel the need to look all over the picture plane.

Abstract Chinese Landscapes

'Spirit of the Moon and Waterfall' 2016

oil on canvas  60cm x 60cm

'Water & Rocks 1' 2012

oil on canvas 130cm x 130cm

'Water & Rocks 2' 2012

oil on canvas 130cm x 130cm

'The River Runs Through It' 2013

acrylic on canvas  135cm x135cm

'A New Perspective' 2012

acrylic on canvas  90cm x 120cm

'A Different Perspective' 2012

oil on canvas  90cm x 120cm 

'Mountain River' 2013

oil on canvas  90cm x 120cm

'Green Water 1' 2014

oil on canvas  90cm x 90cm

'Pink Waterfall' 2015

oil on canvas  60cm x 120cm

'Long White Waterfall 1' 2015

oil on canvas  75cm x 130cm

'Long White Waterfall 2' 2015

oil on canvas  75cm x 130cm

'Green Water 2' 2014

oil on canvas  60cm x 120cm

'Yellow Limestone' 2016

oil on canvas   60cm x 60cm

'Green Rocks' 2015

oil on canvas  150cm x 150cm

'Spirit of the Mountain' 2016

oil on canvas  60cm x 60cm

Spirit of China

Pointed outcrops of limestone tower into the sky. Villages, temples, shrines and bridges highlight the small scale of humanity in relation to nature. This is the spirit of Chinese landscape painting. These are my interpretations using exaggerated colour and compositional license. What is a Western take on an Eastern aesthetic.

'Yangshuo Moongate Bridge' 2015

oil on canvas   60cm x 90cm 

'Yangshuo Long Bridge' 2015

oil on canvas   60cm x 90cm

'Yangshuo Mountain Path' 2015

oil on canvas   80cm x 100cm

'Chinese Mist' 2016

oil on canvas   60cm x 180cm