SANDRA HARPER www.artharper.com
I STARTED PAINTING with relish in 2010. Now at every opportunity I have a paintbrush in my hand. Everything seems to demand exploration. Consequently content, size, technique and style are continually changing.
Lee Bay, North Devon. Oils on canvas. A small private beach with enormous rocks, beaten by the sea during winter months.
Naomi’s Family. This painting is a metre square. I thought about the characters in a family and matched flowers to each of them. For example, the delphinium stands erect through the centre representing a strong, upright member of the family whereas the red amarylis is a family member who is fambourant and loves Christmas.
INSPIRATION can happen at any time, anywhere. As a result paintings range from splodges to naturalistic landscape; from portraits to body forms; from complex compositions based on text to simple emotion expressed on canvas.
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The Wave. In Lee Bay, North Devon the waves crash against the rocks and opn the beach. Lying in the sea and looking along the wave, I saw an eye. This is my take on it.
Flood in Ferry Meadows. January 2018 Peterborough had Mediterranean type rain. The land in Ferry Meadows was completely covered in water. Amongst the trees I saw this fallen log. The light was blue/purple. It was a magical sight.
For some landscapes I’ve found the lightness of watercolours appealing. Especially those
Walk in the Spinney. Watercolour. The spinney is in Yaxley and is an oasis of peace and quiet situated beside St. Peter’s Church and surrounded by countryside.
involving wooded areas, water and clouds. And although oils are my great love I do dabble in watercolours when a scene demands it.
The Girl with the Emerald earring. Oil on canvas. Grey floating frame.
During this year my focus has been on portraits inspired by Renaissance and Impressionism, and on landscapes.
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