Shadows and light (2023) - Lynne Wallis
Shadows and light (2023)
Oil on linen
118 x 103 x (5.5) framed in oak
As a landscape painter I have long regarded landscape as, “a place of enlightenment and magic”, as John Olsen once described it. My paintings grow from first hand experiences coupled with memories and focus on the essential elements of a landscape, whether that be air, water or earth, creating a reality that transcends specific locations. I aim to evoke the timeless qualities of the natural world and to celebrate the beauty as well as the transient but precious nature of every moment. I enjoy exploring different approaches in my work, though oil remains my preferred medium.
Water and light - a dialogue is a collection of works that explores the interaction between water and light in our coastal landscape. It is an interaction that creates infinite variations in surface reflection, translucence and movement and, using a variety of painting approaches, I have tried to capture some of those moments of beauty and magic that water and light create.