The process for THE GHOST TREES SERIES starts with digital photography which I visually manipulate online to create a monotone print. This forms the basis of the work, which i place onto handmade paper and work into with ink, paint, pencil and pastel. Each pice is unique but forms a series with the other work to capture a sense of time and place.
“My work is inspired by states of flux, the change from day into night, summer into winter, outward into inward. The River paintings have both an environmental and a metaphorical meaning for me and operate on both levels. They physically depict the essence of the River as it is effected by the changes in seasons and time, but they also describe an inner state of movement, flow and division. The work is soft and dreamy, painted in thin layers, almost faded in quality of surface. I aim to capture the shadows and light that race across the surface; the moment at dusk or dawn when there is a gentle stillness and the sky is reflected in the water: the veils of mist and distant flames that come and go with the passing of time.”
Dimensions: Frame 53cm x 44cm, Painting 36cm x 28cm
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly.
Felicity Keefe has exhibited in galleries throughout the UK, abroad in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris and Singapore, and at all of London’s major Art Fairs. Her contemporary landscape pieces are inspired by her experience of the British landscape as it changes and reacts to seasons, weather and time. She is also inspired by a blending of traditional landscape, literature and personal mythology which form an inner narrative within each series. Her work is distinctive for it's sense of atmosphere, often brooding, but also starkly beautiful. Felicity currently lives and works in Bath.