Mythology - a unicorn in her woodland realm
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A 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches large semi abstract original oil painting of a vibrant autumn forest with unicorn. This painting was made with lots of warm luminous colours and is slightly art nouveau in style. The paint was blurred together to give it a slightly 3D effect. Among the trees a white horse can just about be seen with her tail intertwined in the flora and fauna of the forest. It is inspired by my own desire to find magical things. I find forests fascinating but also scary - just like most fairy tales. There is an atmosphere in trees that changes from woodland to woodland - quite strange. This woodland was inspired by Friston Forest in Sussex where mythical beats may well be glimpsed from time to time... Painted on deep edge canvas, edges white, frame not needed.
I am an artist based in Sussex, England and I paint large landscape paintings and seascape paintings in oil on canvas. My painting style is not always easy to define but has elements of abstract, Impressionist, Expressionist and possibly some Art-Nouveau. Although I have a fine art degree in sculpture (acquired at Brighton in 1983), I am largely self-taught as a painter. For many year’s I painted animal portraits but finally realised I was having to repress my urge to ...