Studio Sixty Six
Only Fear Can Make You Feel Lonely Out Here

Only Fear Can Make You Feel Lonely Out Here


Painting: oil on canvas
20 x 20in. / 50.8 x 50.8 cm 

Artist insight:
This painting is based on a combination of research imagery gathered while on a beach in Iceland. Storms on the beaches in Iceland are quite common but their dramatic atmosphere combined with the unique and baron mountain landscape is otherworldly. The representation of a rainbow is inserted into the landscape to act as a reminder that nature is volatile and fearsome but ultimately beautiful. This is also indicated in the title of the work (a lyric from the song Sailing by Deerhunter), capturing the sublime element of nature and the fear it might evoke but also reminding the viewer that the fear is unnecessary.