Tanya McFarlane - Urban landscape 1 & 2 (sold individually)

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Tanya McFarlane - Urban landscape 1 & 2 (sold individually)

740.00

Tanya McFarlane 

BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting & Drawing



My paintings are a hybrid of recognisable surfaces that hang in the balance of abstraction and reality and explore surfaces and textures that already exist in the world. I have worked with a variety of materials and a diverse range of techniques focusing on the results of texture and surface, showing a rich and varied exploration to my practice. My work centres around the theme of the past, often using old weathered materials and tarnished objects to awaken the senses, incorporating emotion and feeling to the canvas. Natural elements such as stone, steel, metal and wood are also significant subjects in my work. I take inspiration from nature and natural objects and surfaces around me. To reflect this my work explores a limited palette of natural colours and earthy browns.


Creating textured surfaces resembling nature has enabled me to add a three-dimensional surface to my paintings, giving certain areas depth and width assisting me on my quest to create atmosphere within the painting. I have also experimented with weight, light, heavy metals and temperature, creating hot bubbling volcanic surfaces in some of my canvases then cooling them down revealing tarnished areas of cold aged brass/metal. I am keen to explore multiple ways in which abstraction can convey the form of the image, forming its meaning. Work without interpretation.


I would like my paintings to have an impact on the viewer, to affect them in some way. I’m currently experimenting with achieving a response or reaction to my paintings, by creating an effect. I’m working towards creating a body of work that is abstracted from an idea or an image but remains only an impression of that idea or image. 

 

My work may never be completely non-representational as surface and texture invariably always resemble ‘something.’ As I strive to create a painting with atmosphere and emotion, I find success and accomplishment in my work, but I’m still left with a craving for perfection, to create the perfect painting to satisfy my artistic need. My quest continues… 

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