Semi Abstract Seascapes and Landscapes

Why Do I Love Painting Landscapes?

I’ve enjoyed art in all its many aspects for practically most of my life. I do have a deep love of the countryside. Landscape wherever, and almost whatever, has been so much a part of my everyday life. Actually, not only landscape, but the skies above in all their ever changing moods. I hope that my paintings reflect this perpetual interest.

My Technique

My work is free, full of texture, fluid, colourful and semi-abstract because I do like what I have painted to be fairly recognisable. I work in acrylic and mixed media mostly.  Acrylic especially, is fun to use, has good flexibility and I use a combination of palette knife and brush and other odd things besides. I try to have a sketch book and pencil with me to jot down ideas. A camera is useful of course, but I’ve disciplined myself to put that out of the way when planning a picture. It honestly frees everything up (- without a concrete image as a reference. – my edit.)

Daily Inspiration

Living as I do now amongst the hills of West Dorset and yet not far from the wonderful coastline hereabouts, is something I’ll never take for granted, despite the fact it’s a part of the country I’ve known well for a long time.

Exhibitions and Memberships

I’ve exhibited in galleries in the Cotswolds, where I lived until fairly recently, in London, Stratford upon Avon and more recently in Beer. I am a member, also, of the long established Oxford Art Society, together with some excellent local art societies.

Mandy Selhurst 9/10/2019

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