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Never Too Late
Original Landscape Painting
Acrylic Paint on Board
Board size: H 30 cm x W 30 cm x D 0.5cm
Framed size: H 33 cm x W 33 cm x 3 cm
Sold Framed in a White Wood Float Frame
Please note that In Situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Never Too Late is a contemporary acrylic painting on board by Mary Scott. It is inspired by a beautiful evening walk on the cliff tops south of St Ives heading towards Zennor. Too late to walk the whole way, I knew I had to turn back, but that evening reminded me that it is never too late to experience beauty in nature, no matter how little time one has.
Recalling memory, experience and emotion of special places, captured and imprinted on my mind, is very important to me when I paint. In the last few years, I have been particularly inspired by the energy of the wild cliffs and coves of the north coast of Cornwall, and return there regularly, always coming away refreshed and invigorated by its dramatic beauty.
I have had a lifelong love of being immersed in ancient landscapes and wild places, enhanced by reading earth sciences at university. My approach to painting is largely intuitive. I may start out with a sense of direction, but then investigate colour, shape and textural mark-making in an open and exploratory way, building thicker and thinner layers of paint and glazes, before scraping back to discover what lies beneath. This process of revealing glimpses, half-hidden things and curious marks develops contrasts between the ancient permanence of rock formations, landscapes developing through time, and the present and future possibilities of the elements above.
Based in Shipton-under-Wychwood in the Cotswolds, I visit Cornwall as often as I can. In 2020-21, I am excited to be heading regularly to St Ives where I will be taking part in the year-long mentored Porthmeor Programme at the School of Painting.
Size: H:33 cm x W:33 cm