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The Birds are Singing Again
Original Abstract Expressionist Landscape Painting
Acrylic on board.
Image Size: H76 cm x W101 cm x D 0.30 cm
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The Birds are Singing Again is an original abstract and expressive landscape painting by Janet Keith. The painting is lively, full of energetic marks and a sense of movement. The colours are warm and earthy. The title refers to birds singing and many of the gestural marks and rhythms in the painting are a visual equivalent for those sounds and the optimism evoked by hearing the birds sing after a long winter.
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