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.
This artwork by Felicity Keefe captures the dramatic tension of nature's elements, with water playing a central role. The dark, heavy clouds symbolise the power and unpredictability of water, ready to unleash its life-giving force. The metaphorical significance of water here lies in its capacity to bring renewal and transformation. The romantic orange on the horizon hints at hope and rejuvenation, emphasising water's role as a catalyst for change. The hills at the bottom of the painting are like guardians of this life force, reminding us of the delicate balance between human existence and the ever-flowing, sometimes turbulent nature 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.”