We're not pretty but we be wild 2022 by Jane Beesley for Three Counties Open 2022
Painting by artist Jane Beesley titled We're not pretty but we be wild 2022 by Jane Beesley for Three Counties Open 2022.
Artwork Size: 61cm x 61cm
Acrylic and mixed media on cradled wood panel
This is a square, semi-abstracted landscape painting. It divides into two horizontal parts. The lower part is a barren heathland landscape made up of patches of shades of grey through to black, several shades of orange, and cream, criss-crossed with lines, some scratched, some drawn, and texture to suggest a raw and rugged landscape of peat, heath, rock and, possibly, burnt land. There are tiny flecks of blue near the bottom of the painting. The slightly larger upper part is a swirling mass of grey and white cloud.
Originally from Yorkshire I moved to Shropshire in 2002 though I spent most of my time overseas as a Humanitarian Aid Worker. I fell in love with painting in early 2020 after being told at school not to bother with art as I didn't have the talent. I now paint virtually every day. I'm particularly interested in semi-abstracted landscapes, developing texture through multiple layers and mark making. I like to create a sense of rawness and energy. In 2021 my painting 'The Longing Mountain' (triptych) won the Belle Vue Arts Festival / Soden Collective art gallery competition in Shrewsbury.