MALL GALLERIES, LONDON 20.11.15
|Evening Walk, Oil on board 14x21cm|
I could begin most of my blogs by apologising for the fact that no photograph does justice to an art work: it's the wrong size, and it cannot indicate the subtleties of texture, depth and colour etc. But that would be tedious. I make an exception in this case and offer an apology because Evening Walk is a prize-winning work whose quality cannot be wrapped up and delivered on this page.
Evening Walk is tiny. There is an underlying and satisfying abstract design and above all, an interesting surface texture which hints at weather and wind. The work has a light-shimmering quality. It glistens.
I featured an earlier work Winter Sunshine in Blog 92. At the time I wrote "The artist achieves a subtle range of colours from a limited palette. And I like her honesty. Sometimes the North Sea looks like molten glass. It’s heavy and strong, not playfully shredding itself into channels and ripples, nor dashing itself against rocks. Here it looks unhurried yet determined. The reflected sun makes a silver overlay like a lace cloth".