Mary Chaplin, Poppies in full sun, high quality acrylic on linen canvas, unframed but ready to be hung : size 100 x 100 x 2cm .
I love painting scenes from my garden and sometimes an impressionistic feeling drives my work though sometimes I work in a more expressionistic way leading me close to abstraction. I am somewhere between Monet and Joan Mitchell!
This painting was inspired by the sun shining on a clump of large poppies. In the sunlight the reds becomes orange. I painted with expansive movements and used generous coats of acrylic to give powerful feeling to these almost abstract poppies.
Size: H:100 cm x W:100 cm
Mary Chaplin artist's works available to buy original abstract artworks for sale online with Wychwood Art and in their Deddington Art Gallery. Mary Chaplin is a French artist and lives and works in Cany-Barville, Nomandy. In a picturesque market town near the famous Etretat, birth place of Impressionism. Mary Chaplin for more than twenty years has worked as a self-taught professional artist, always inspired by nature and by the varying effects of light. Mary Chaplin is an AKOUN rated artist. She started her career by painting figurative scenes she saw around her in the French countryside. Her first artworks were representations of landscapes, gardens, forests, rivers or lakes, which allowed her to explore different techniques, including pastel, oil, acrylic and watercolor. However, both her life and career reached a turning point in 2005 when she witnessed the ‘holy light’ in a chapel she was visiting; she was deeply touched and inspired by the beauty of the reflections coming from the stained-glass windows, and thus she started painting them, calling them her ‘reflections’, or, in French, ‘méditations’. After that experience in the chapel, her will to convey the ephemeral nature of the light she captures, and its soothing warmth, became stronger. This new artistic birth enabled her to follow new paths in which she explores light’s numerous and ever changing facets. This deeply influenced her artistic style and work as it gave them a new dimension, shifting from a figurative representation of light in landscapes and still life to an abstract and more personal and metaphorical interpretation and appropriation of light’s fugacity. The artist’s work spans impressionism to abstraction: Hints of Monet and a sprinkling of Joan Mitchell. But over the years she has built her own distinctive style. Since her beginnings, artist and painter Mary Chaplin’s work has been published in several article in the press and in specialized art magazines. It also has been broadcasted on television and is regularly exhibited in festivals dedicated to sacred art as well as in art galleries throughout different countries, including France, Belgium and England. To discuss any original artworks by Mary Chaplin, please contact Deborah@wychwoodart.com or call 07799535765/ 01869338155.