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Red Rocks by Janet Keith 
acrylic paint on heavy watercolour paper
Image size: H:84 cm x W:59.5 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:84 cm x W:59.5 cm x D:0.10cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
JANET KEITH Red Rocks Original Abstract painting Acrylic, pencil and charcoal on heavy paper Image Size: H 84cm x W59.5 cm Sold UNFRAMED Free Shipping Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look. Red Rocks is an original abstract landscape painting by Janet Keith. The first time the artist visited the deserts of the American South West she was awe struck by the colours and shapes of the landscape - so different to anything she had seen before. Once home in her UK studio her impressions of those colours completely transformed her palette and the shapes emerging seemed reminiscent of mesas, buttes and other topographical features. This painting is not a representation of any place in particular but rather an evocation of the artists very vivid experience of the desert. Janet Keith is an award winning 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 the permanent public collection of the Civil Service of Northern Ireland and private collections in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Australia.