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- Artist Bio
Original Abstract Landscape Painting
Oil paint on Board
Image Size: H 76 cm x W101 cm x D 0.30 cm
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Autumnal is an original abstract oil painting by Janet Keith. The colours and shapes in the painting are perhaps influenced by the early autumnal season – field patterns, the textures of ploughed fields, the colour of the earth or late planted crops. It evokes this time of year for me although it is not consciously intended to depict any of those things and could equally take the imagination in other directions altogether.The painting is textured with washes of paint and more impasto areas which contribute to the earthy feeling.
Janet Keith is a contemporary painter based in the U.K. Her painting is a response to the visual excitement and beauty of her surroundings. Her artistic roots are in outdoor painting, working directly from life. However, that rich experience now informs a more abstract and mostly studio based approach to painting – which has become an exploration of how spontaneous gesture and considered pictorial structure weave together in building an expressive painting.
Janet works in an unplanned, improvisational and intuitive way – with one mark or colour opening possibilities for the next. Sometimes this results in an entirely abstract image. Often the painting echoes the very rural surroundings of her studio and influences from travels near and far. Janet comments,
‘…I am so often surprised to have made a painting which I could never have imagined or planned in advance. I like to think that in painting I am releasing some ‘joie de vivre’ and reflecting back into the world some of the wonder I find there…’.
Janet has Degrees in both the History of Art and Painting. She exhibits regularly in the UK and has paintings in private collections in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Australia.
Size: H:76 cm x W:101 cm