Method: The paint is used thinly to build up layers and depth and then also in a thrown and splattered way to create spontaneous marks, texture and movement across the painted surface.
Felicity Keefe’s artwork captures the impending rain clouds and the dark, dramatic sky that signifies the approach of a heavy downpour. The metaphorical significance of water is prominently featured here. The looming rain clouds symbolise the ever-present potential for change and renewal, echoing water's capacity to cleanse and purify. The artwork highlights the profound relationship between the landscape and water, with the bright orange glow on the horizon contrasting beautifully with the dark clouds. Water becomes the bridge between the natural world and the impending rain, reminding us of our interconnectedness with the environment. The hills at the bottom of the painting further emphasise the power and grandeur of nature as it awaits the transformative touch of water.
About the Artist
Felicity Keefe currently lives and works in Bath, UK. She has exhibited in galleries throughout the UK, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris and Singapore, and at all of London’s major Art Fairs. Keefe’s contemporary landscape paintings are inspired by her experience of the British landscape as it changes and reacts to seasons, weather and time. She is inspired by the blending of traditional landscape, literature and personal mythology. Her work is distinctive for its sense of atmosphere, often brooding, but also starkly beautiful. In Keefe’s art we see time working its magic in front of us. Nature is in constant transition, and this motion and fluidity is caught by Felicity through exquisite colours and striking tones.
“My work is inspired by states of flux, the change from day into night, summer into winter, calm into storm, outward into inward. The paintings have both an environmental and a metaphorical meaning for me and operate on both levels. They physically depict the essence of the landscape as it is effected by the changes in seasons and time, but they also describe an inner state of movement, flow and division.”