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3 Artists to Inspire you – expressive, semi-abstracted & exciting !

Here are paintings by 3 of my most inspiring artists; who have moved partially towards a ‘figurative abstraction’ through expressionism and their interpretation of the scene.

I’m fascinated in the area between Realism and Abstraction; how few brush strokes can I use to allow the painting to ‘read’ and to capture the essence and the emotion of the subject, how far can I push the marks until I ‘lose’ the image…  This is a natural pursuit for a ‘plein air painter’ who paints simply, and unfussily, what I see, using mark making.

The journey towards abstraction is a theme which has always inspired me since taking up painting seriously at the age of 17 and I find the same artists move me as much today as they did at 17 and I keep picking up the same thread of ideas 20 years on!!

David Bomberg

Energy and vigour; so exciting, so dynamic! My first great love and still my favourite artist!

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David Bomberg ‘Cypress’ 1948
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Across the Valley, Ronda’1954. Charcoal on paper
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Valley of la Hermida, Picos de Europa, Asturias’  1935 Oil on canvas
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Flowers – 1943
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Zahara Evening – Oil on panel

Joan Eardley

Eardley’s landscapes are some of my favourite atmospheric landscapes ever.

She captures a solid sense of form and fine draughtsmanship yet always using free spirited brushstrokes, mark making and texture.

Atmosphere and limited palette colours are really understated genius. I love her work.

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July Fields – Oil on canvas
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Summer Fields – Oil on canvas
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A wave Study II – Oil on Board

Fred Cuming

 

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Thistles

I love the mark making in this and the play of light

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Hastings Beach and Bonfire
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Garden under Snow
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Autumn garden, Birdsong – Oil on board 1998

 

I hope that these images have inspired you.

You can see more of my visual inspiration on my Pinterest boards

Drop me a line to share with me – Who are your favourite artists?

Angela.

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2 thoughts on “3 Artists to Inspire you – expressive, semi-abstracted & exciting !

  1. These look really good …. worth studying in more detail. As for my favourite artists. I love the Impressionists, but currently I really like the work of Maureen Davies, Sandra Hammer, Kurt Jackson, and Philip … ? … sorry can’t recall his surname but he’s done a lot of paintings in the Test Valley.

  2. Hello Pam. Glad that you are intrigued by the artists on display. Maureen Davies and Sandra Hammer 2 of my local favourites too. Kurt Jackson I love his energy and approach to painting.
    I hope to blog on more artists : so many great artists to inspire us; aren’t we lucky?!

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