Seasonal Dreams > Song of April - a large abstract landscape painting of a Sussex river valley
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Song of April is a 36x48x1.5 inches large original oil painting on canvas of a spring inspired abstract landscape. This painting was made in April in England after a wander through fields and hills in Sussex when the pink and white blossom was out and the bluebells were blooming in the woodland and forests. It was a hot day and I came across a young Roe deer watching me from the other side of the Rother river bank near Bodiam castle. My eyesight is blurry and that makes it easier for me to paint in a slightly impressionistic style. This painting reflects my memory of this lovely day with the pinks, lilacs, greens, yellows and whites of trees and wildflowers I saw walking along the river. April is my favourite month as it seems to be the one most full of the energy of nature. You can feel the birds and animals and plants and trees all busily enjoying spring. The painting shows a glimpse from under trees on the left across a small river that leads towards hazy trees further along the valley. In the centre on the opposite bank is a small deer delicately nosing around in the flowers as she did just before she spotted me... Dedicated to all fellow walkers and lovers of the UK countryside. It is painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang, 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 ...