Three Wishes by Mary Scott 
Oil and Cold Wax on Wood Panel
Image size: H:60 cm x W:60 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:60 cm x W:60 cm x D:0.6cm
Frame Size: H:69 cm x W:69 cm x D:3cm
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Three Wishes is an original work by Mary Scott.
This painting is an intuitively painted abstract work, inspired by the sky, shallows and deep waters of the St Ives area of West Penwith, Cornwall, where I live and paint. I spend a lot of time pondering the earth, sea and sky here, and this painting reflects that time spent. Some viewers may want to recognise the iconic arches of St Ives harbour, others may want to see waves. I like the symbol of an arch: the circle as a place of safety, holding and containing, and the open structure of it representing new courage and new possibilities. The painting was created with layers of oil paint and cold wax over acrylic with much scratching into previous layers to create depth of texture in the dark section.
The work will be framed in a dark French blue wood tray frame.
Mary Scott artist and painter with Wychwood Art. Mary Scott paints abstract landscapes to make sense of her emotional response to, and memories of, wild places. Mary is influenced by her early career as a geologist, and in a busy world, she invites the viewer to slow down, and immerse themselves in space and time.
Mary Scott's adopted home, Cornwall, and her journeys further afield, provide wonderful natural environments in which to walk, and to absorb and reflect on the landscape.
Mary Scott uses a range of materials including acrylics, oils, cold wax, rock powders and natural pigments, to make responses which are fast and slow, bold and subtle, exuberant and quiet, capturing her feelings and memories over many layers. Mary’s approach is intuitively liberating, using both colour (or its absence) and texture freely and responsively.
Mary is very conscious of our human smallness in space and time. In a fast-paced world, she finds herself reflecting on the enormity of geological time, slowing down my process to create a glimpse through windows into the past of these ancient landscapes which require nothing from us but stillness. Instead, we humans have imposed our will and errors of judgement, and she is disturbed by environmental degradation heaped on our planet. Mary borrows from the geological world to express this, for example, making marks to represent fractures, fissures and fault lines. In contrast, she uses loose shapes and embracing curves as metaphors for how the Earth has held and sustained life through time.
Having recently undertaken a year-long progamme at St Ives School of Painting, she is currently developing her practice through participating in Newlyn School of Art’s ‘Professional Landscape’ mentoring programme.
Mary Scott artist is shown in Wychwood Art gallery and online . Please call 07799 535 765 or email email@example.com .