Rachel Howell

Enigmatic Atmospheres (Western Arthurs), 2016

oil on canvas

91 x 150cm

From the artist

It’s remote, enigmatic inhospitable, rarely trodden. We claim familiarity with wilderness but we don’t truly know it. There are no pathways, no ways to go. The landscape offers no shelter. I wish to take people where they can’t easily go physically. A recognition of the relative place of a modern day walker in this land formed in history in another time. When we see such a timeless, stark environment, we accept our relative unimportance. Accept with awe.

Artist background

Born Launceston1955. lives and works on West Tamar. Exhibits primarily in Tasmania. Winner of Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh 2016 & Glover Prize Hangers' Choice 2016.