This Day is Gold by Mary Scott 
Oil and Cold Wax on Wood Panel
Image size: H:50 cm x W:50 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:50 cm x W:50 cm x D:0.6cm
Frame Size: H:59 cm x W:59 cm x D:3cm
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This Day is Gold is an original work by Mary Scott.
This painting is a raw, simply constructed representation of the deep earth beneath us and the expanse of sky above. Using rock powder and natural pigments in many layers with oil and cold wax , I wanted it to have a raw, natural, earthy feel about the elements in it. The process of scratching into layers of paint reveals a sense of the rock strata and history within.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .