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Scent of Gorse and Salty Breeze
Original abstract painting on board.
Acrylic paint on board.
Image Size: 51H cm x W76 cm x D 0.30 cm
Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Scent of gorse and salty breeze is an abstract and expressionistic painting by Janet Keith. This is a lively painting in bold blues and yellows. It is not intended to depict any thing or place. Rather, it is a painted response to an exciting walk along a coast path under deep blue blustery sky with the coconut scent and livid yellow gorse flowers all around.
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:51 cm x W:76 cm