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Edge of the Earth
Original Abstract Landscape Painting
Oil Paint on Board
Image Size: H76 cm x W101 cm x Dc0.30 cm
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Edge of the Earth is an original abstract landscape painting by Janet Keith. The painting is expressive and painted with vigorous brushstrokes.It is dark but bright, atmospheric and dramatic. It is not a depiction of any particular place but developed organically with one mark leading to another. For Janet, it evokes some far away place – a coastal area perhaps – an outpost of human habitation – weather beaten and stoic but with the promise of safe harbour and light on the horizon.
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