Hyatt Regency Chicago - Oct > Waiting - an autumn forest landscape
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40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original semi abstract oil painting of an autumn woodland landscape. It is art nouveau and whimsical in style and hints at trees and forests and waterfalls and other slightly mystical elements. A group of 4 deer, a stag and three doe's stand to one side looking at us and waiting. Deer are often represented in folklore as spiritual guides and it is easy to see why. They have the ability to appear and then vanish again very easily. I often paint these 4 deer and hope to meet them one day. It was inspired after a walk around Forest Row where I live. Forest Row and the Ashdown Forest does not look like this but a few tweaks and abstract ministrations here and then can make it so. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame 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 ...