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Spring Riot By Janet Keith 
acrylic paint on canvas
Image size: H:101 cm x W:76 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:101 cm x W:76 cm x D:1.5cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
JANET KEITH Spring Riot Original abstract painting Acrylic on canvas Image Size: 76cm x 101cm x 1.5 cm Canvas Size: H 76 x W 101 x 1.5 cm (standard depth canvas) Sold Unframed Free Shipping Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look. Spring Riot is an original abstract painting by Janet Keith. Spring Riot is an expressive, gestural painting evoking the bright colours and vitality of Spring time - birdsong, blossom bursting open and being blown around in brisk breezes, sunny spells, unexpected frosts and an atmosphere of renewal and optimism. The painting is built up of veils of colour, scribbles and scratches.There is a variety of mark making and contrasting areas of transparent and opaque paint all of which enliven the surface of the painting and convey an atmosphere of speed and energy. Spring Riot and its sister painting Spring would make a great pair as they are painted from the same palette and with the same energy. 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.This way of working has unlocked a new means of expression for me.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.