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Beachy Head

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Victoria Harrison
Beachy Head
Original Painting
Acrylic and Acrylic Gloss Varnish on Canvas Board (280g natural cotton duck canvas coated with acid free acrylic gesso)
Signed and stamped on the back
Sold Unframed

This art work is inspired by the dramatic and beautiful Beachy Head – a chalk headland in East Sussex formed c.66 – 100 million years ago. The cliff is the highest chalk sea in Britain which continues to be eroded by the sea today.

Its name, Beachy Head has nothing to do with the word beach, but is a corruption of the original French name(s) Beauchef (1274) and Beaucheif (1317) meaning beautiful headland or beau chef.

I wanted to highlight the whiteness of the cliff against the intensely blue sea and sky. As with almost all of my work, it is an interpretation of nature through my visualisation of it.

Size: H:40 cm x W:40 cm

Victoria Harrison, artist with Wychwood Art. Victoria comments "I am a London based visual artist. I paint brightly coloured works in different media, exploring themes capturing the beauty of the Natural World. I believe art is central to society. It can change our world perceptions and how we understand each other. This transformative power of art motivated me to become a full time artist. In an age of accessible communication, images are being used in a way that before was not possible and there is an opportunity to exploit this. As a visual artist I wish to seize the moment, and through artistic practice move beyond current demands for daily, examined identities. My practice focuses on the fragility and beauty of Nature and the process of making. I mostly paint abstract landscapes, aiming to capture the delicate balance of our planet, through my visualisation of it. I feel this quality of the perception of Nature, particularly the play of light with colour, contains an important message today. I studied life drawing and painting and was a member of the Hesketh Hubbard Society and the Federation of British Artists (FBA). Drawing is still the basis of my work today along with traditional painting techniques with new ways to explore paint as a medium. My use of colour is instinctive and I study colour theory; very often deciding on the pallet and tones before starting a new piece. I have exhibited throughout London, northern Spain and the USA, and carried out several art commissions. My work has been published in books and catalogues and my pieces are in private and corporate collections in the UK and USA." To discuss any of Victoria Harrison's original paintings for sale please call 07799535765 or email deborah@wychwoodart.com

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