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Idyll XIII (Summer Flood, South Esk 2004)

Philip Wolfhagen
Oil & beeswax on linen • 96 × 101 cm

My work is chiefly concerned with the relationship between culture and landscape, but particularly the personal identification with a landscape that has become mythologised through the repeated act of painting it. Each successive work is a homage both to Nature and to Painting whilst expressing concerns on the condition of both. My work is ultimately about the uniqueness that comes from the individual experience of nature. I am currently working on a series of Midlands landscapes which I see as flags or emblems for place.