Bicheno – silent counterpoint

I see landscape in painting terms as an element of an experience rather than a sole recording or imitation of view in an historical or traditional manner. A specific place provides referential clues of site .The work is recording the interplay of forms, the colour notations of place and of more consequence the stillness and sense of calm and clarity of the site during my direct and perceived experience of the beach and rock formations of Bicheno on the east coast of Tasmania. The strong orange evident in the rocks acting as a counterpoint, to the blues of ocean and sky and the splicing of space by the pine trees were the elements that captivated my interest. I am exploring the silence /energy of place and the transitory experience which can transform into something concrete while retaining a fresh and intuitive approach.

Wendy Stokes


Acrylic & oilstick on linen