capturing the essence on canvas…
Nicola Rose at Arundel Art Room
Nicola has recently embarked on a collection of new works based on her experiences of a trip to the Isle of Skye.
“I seek to capture the essence of the weather, natural structures, and water through the use of oil paint. The paintings are a personal response to the extreme forces of nature. My fascination with wild places has been ongoing in my life and in my work, places that are always at the mercy of the elements, the power, and drama of waves, skies and the edge of land always changing. The space between me and the horizon is infinite and fascinating.”
“My starting point is drawing/painting on site in all weathers to get down the essential energy of the place and moment, then these beginnings are developed into paintings on canvas in the studio using a mix of oil paint and other materials, to create work that has many layers allowing the painting to evolve over time, creating a rich history of colours and textures and reflecting the timelessness of these wild places and my response to them.”