Other Recent Work

Here are some recent paintings, some of which are still available.

The Bend In The River

The Bend In The River

 

Willow Drift

Willow Drift

 

Lost Garden

Lost Garden

PrimaveraWEB

Primavera – spring born out of winter

 

Bridge  -  (happiness trail)

Bridge – (happiness trail)

 

Dark Matter

Dark Matter

 

Lane End

Lane End

 

Falling

Falling

 

The Light Seeps In

The Light Seeps In

 

The First Wild Night

The First Wild Night

 

The Wood For The Trees

The Wood For The Trees

 

TheStillnessOfaSummersDayWEB

The Stillness of a Summer’s day

 

Brook

Brook

 

The Promise of the Day

The Promise of the Day

 

Floating Downstream

Floating Downstream

 

Birdsong

Birdsong

 

Secret Path

Secret Path

 

Cern's Return

Cern’s Return

 

The Green Man

The Green Man

 

The Green Man - Exterior

The Green Man – Exterior

 

Trees, Rivers and Spirits

 

This series of paintings continue Jim’s ongoing exploration of the woods around his Somerset home.  They are places of constantly shifting light and mood according to weather, time and season, and this is reflected by the use of a variety of styles and colour pallets. Some are closely drawn, to create the endless detail of a forest scene, while others are painted loosely, at speed, to capture the energy of a sunlit spring morning.

 

There is a sense of brooding mystery to many of these works.  In some, the colours are pushed to almost hallucinatory levels, while the use of the triptych format echo religious icons of the past, suggesting some residual trace of spiritual resonance. Others hint at an elusive narrative that is only half glimpsed through the trees, leading the viewer on, or drawing them back into the personal mythologies and tales of woods, that we all carry with us from a very young age.  Nothing is explained, and conclusions lead off in various directions, like the myriad of wild paths that wind through the forest.

 

But these paintings remain, largely, immersive visual impacts of colour and form, evocative of fleeting moments of wide eyed wonder,  when an experience in the natural world can leave you feeling energized and glad to be alive.

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Other Recent Work

  1. Paul Hardie

    I found these by accident, but what an uplifting and beautiful accident!! Hard to define an emotional reaction to real beauty, but these all create a real connection to something within. I especially love the Bend in the River – the light and colour are amazing – is this available as a print?

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    1. jim Post author

      Thanks Paul, thats an really encouraging response. I’m in the process of looking into producing prints, so will let you know if I ever produce one of ‘The Bend in the River’. Its a particular favourite of mine too, and I believe the original is still available through the Adam Gallery.

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