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From The Rocks

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Medium - Original Art: Watercolours on paper - Original
Width (cm): 63
Height (cm): 86
Depth (cm): 0.1
Frame options: Not framed
Size: Medium
Shape: Portrait
Colours:
Grey
Blue
Yellow
Green
Purple
Turquoise
Type:
Other
Subject:
Abstract & Conceptual
Landscapes, Sea & Sky
Celestial
People, Portraits & Figurative
Location: UK (outside of London & S.E. England)

Based on the idea of a cave-like ecosystem this painting evolved in my mind to that of a microcosmic habitat. Glow-worms shining from the dark walls, sea urchins, barnacles and starfish clinging to the sea-drenched rocks...the stars and planets of this miniature Universe.

The distant volcano erupts with new life - a supernova in this cosmos spreading fresh minerals. Life emerges from the newly settled bedrock and an everlasting bond is established between earth and its offspring represented by the figures whose forms mutate form their island of rock.

The male and female figures represent the yin and yang of life, a relationship of opposing forces yet mutual needs and attraction. They exist in a state of co-dependence just as does each organism of the ecosystem and each star in the galaxy.

Lorraine Sadler
Lorraine Sadler

Natured and nurtured amid the tranquil surroundings of rural Norfolk an affinity with the natural world is perhaps inevitable for me. Much of my childhood was spent out of doors cycling, walking and climbing trees. I was a contented and quietly creative child. An intense observer of the natural world around me, I could contemplate a simple object for hours gaining immense satisfaction out of drawing it as realistically as possible.

My creative and physical child traits led me to dancing. I studied Performing Arts at college and then Contemporary Dance and Fine Art at University. A career as a dancer then led me to discover the wonderful world of Aerial Circus Arts. For many years I performed various aerial disciplines from trapeze and silks to Wing-walking on biplanes as part of Britain's Aerosuperbatics Display Team. I found the aerial arts to be an exhilarating way to view and experience the world and it undoubtedly contributes to the way I so often depict figures floating or flying through space in my paintings.

Having travelled extensively and lived abroad for periods of time, I have had the fortune to witness some areas of astonishing natural beauty, my heart beckoning me all the time to express the awe I feel for the natural world. Experiences in Kenya and South Africa triggered a particularly significant phase of my creative journey. Compelled to capture some part of the splendour and fragility of this wilderness and its animals I spent a few years producing and exhibiting collections of detailed wildlife drawings. This greatly honed my skills of observation and draughtsmanship but I became eager to express how nature actually made me feel. This desire was reinforced by living in the Dominican Republic for a few months embedded in the heart of a Caribbean culture and landscape supremely more expressive and vibrant than that of my homeland. Since returning to England I have been moving away from the highly realistic rendering of my earlier largely monochromatic work towards more evanescent visions of colour, metaphor and imagination.

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