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Original Contemporary Landscape Painting
Oil on board
Canvas Size: 58 cm x 47 cm x 0.25 cm
Framed Size: 76 cm x 64.5 cm x 4 cm
Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Awakening is an original painting by Shirley Kirkcaldy. The warm tones and subtle depiction of light falling on the landscape were inspired by the setting of a lone hawthorn tree on Dartmoor.
Shirley’s work explores the natural landscape, in particular that of Dartmoor, where she lives, and the southwest coastlines she visits regularly. Her practice involves drawing in the landscape and working intuitively and expressively in a range of media, predominantly oil but often incorporating oil stick, wax, acrylic, ink or charcoal. Combining visual notes, made on location, with memory and materials in her studio, ideas are investigated and possibilities explored until she feels that something beyond the obvious has been achieved. Drawn to the edge of places where light and atmosphere feature significantly, her work aims to depict a sense of place and time where final images become less documentary and thus open to viewer interpretation. Shirley’s work is represented by several southwest galleries and in private collections in the UK, Europe, USA and New Zealand. She is a member of the Southwest Academy of Fine Arts, exhibits widely and has been a featured artist in Devon Life, Dartmoor Magazine and The Artist publications.
Size: H:76 cm x W:65 cm