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Duncan MacDonald Johnson Setting sun over Mwnt Original Landscape Art


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Duncan MacDonald Johnson
Sun Setting Over Mwnt
Original Watercolour Painting
Watercolour on Paper
Unframed size : H 56 cm x W 76 cm
Overall size with mount is H 73cm x W 94 cm
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Sun Setting Over Mwnt is an original watercolour painting by Duncan MacDonald Johnson. This piece was painted on the cliff path from Aberporth to Mwnt in Ceredigion in 2015. It was completed in situ as the sun was setting. It is a quiet spot and an Otter was foraging at the base of the cliff as the day was drawing to a close.
My art represents an attempt to capture an experience of the landscape of Wales, The Western Highlands of Scotland and Shropshire. Rather than trying to create a photographic sense of realism, I hope to communicate something about the spirit of a place, drawing inspiration from its sounds and smells, its atmosphere, and the feelings it provokes.

My painting seems to me inseparable from my sense of belonging in the landscape. I will often return many times to a location to paint it, getting to know it more deeply as I do so. I feel that this way of working helps to
infuse the paintings with a consciousness of the passing of time and season. Having said that, I do not wish to reflect an idealised view of the landscape, rather, I aim for a truthful balance between ‘wild’ nature and the immense and ever-changing impact of human activity on the land.

Above all, my work is a series of responses to the landscape, encountered in solitude. I find that isolation and the feeling of vulnerability, or even fear, that comes with it, can help attune the senses and intensify
awareness in a way that is artistically productive. These experiences are central to my painting; even my choice of colour is often a way of conveying my emotional response to a place.

To discuss any of Duncan MacDonald Johnson’s original paintings for sale please call 07799535765 or email

Original Painting, Landscape Art, Affordable Contemporary Painting

Size: H:73 cm x W:94 cm


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