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Across from the Castle by Teresa Pemberton


A diptych: ie 2 panels which fit together to make one painting or can be hung a little apart. The left hand canvas is 120 x 100 cm; the right hand canvas is 120 x 150 cm. Oil on canvas.
The inspiration is Trematon Castle, a fascinating Norman castle in Cornwall just near where I live. I walk by most days and enjoy the surrounding views. The view is across the viaduct and across the River Lynher to Plymouth. The colour is impressionistic and not realistic but some elements of the painting reflect shapes of garden plants (echeum) within the walls and sails of boats in the river. The hot colour takes its influence from travel to Burma recently where the floating gardens of Inle Lake offered possibilities of an exciting palette. Of course I mean the viewer to see shapes familiar to them or from their imagination
Teresa Pemberton.

Size: H:120 cm cm x W:250 cm cm

Discover new works by Teresa Pemberton available to buy online and in our art gallery. A professional artist (trained in Hertfordshire where she gained a BA 1st class honours in Fine Art) Teresa moved from the London area ten years ago to a hamlet just over the Tamar Bridge. From this studio she can walk from her gate to soak up the atmosphere of the countryside and estuaries of the Lynher and Tamar. She also has a studio which is part of the Ocean Studios complex in the Royal William Yard, Plymouth. Teresa has a passion for colour and surface texture. The paintings explore the places where water and land meet: boundaries and enclosures of marsh, estuary and shore, sky and sea and the weather.. They have their origins in real places (latterly Cornwall coast paths, the Scilly Isles, Dartmoor) and are underpinned by observational drawings. Work also includes gardens and still life subjects. Back in the studio there is a departure from the pure vision into other worlds where in the end the work is about the essence of paint itself. I am experimental in the wide subject of “what is painting?” allowing myself to involve collage, stitching, or other ephemera on the picture plane. I am also involved in making series of works which question the dichotemies of figurative/abstract, decorative/narrative, pattern/colour fields. I am addicted to oil paint as a sensuous material. To discuss works by Teresa Pemberton please contact, or call 07799 535765.

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