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Artist's Statement works from field and stream - 2015 I paint landscapes, specifically my work is about “place”,...

Posted on June 22, 2015
Artist’s Statement

works from field and stream - 2015

I paint landscapes, specifically my work is about “place”, inspired by various locations but abstracted from reality. I paint what I see and what I remember. I am interested in the transcendent power of the land, and seek to convey a subjective yet highly emotional response to nature. I have always been compelled by that distant line that divides the sky from the ground, what one sees depends on the person, it might be spirituality, a fear of the unknown, or the manifestation of a greater power or presence. I paint perhaps wanting to know what lies beyond . The underlining themes in my work deal with mortality and sublimity, distilling fleeting atmospheric conditions on canvas which have the power to move the viewer. I am committed to the medium of oil painting with a specific interest in the sensuous treatment of colour combined with the formal elements of pictorial properties and like the mid-19th century Romantic Landscape painters; J.M.W Turner and Caspar David Friedrich, I’m searching for those same transcendent themes that exemplified their work while trying to bring landscape into a contemporary and universal context.

http://www.patricestanley.com/

For more information on Patrice’s work please contact Carrie Colton 613 355 0359 carrie@studiosixtysix.ca

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Studio Sixty Six is a contemporary art gallery devoted to showcasing unique, thought-provoking Canadian art located at 858 Bank Street, Suite 101, in the Glebe. This is our official blog, where we share what's happening at the gallery, as well as in the broader fine art and design communities of Ottawa.

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