Brecon Beacons

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About Maggie’s Artwork

The inspiration behind my work is landscape; my work is about attempting to capture the immediacy of the landscape, the weather, the colour, the atmosphere, and trying to express the emotions felt. I work rapidly and spontaneously and by direct observation using acrylic on canvas, I later assess and adjust the work in the studio. Large canvasses are worked with graffiti spray paint and Indian ink, and completed in the landscape.

Since October 2012 I have been working in the Brecon Beacons with my friend Richard Bavin. We share a passion for landscape painting. For us the only way to do this is to get out there, whatever the weather, and experience it directly. For several years I have explored the rolling countryside surrounding my home in rural Herefordshire. From most vantage points one can see the blue line of Offra’s Dyke stretching across the horizon at the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

October and November we worked in the Brecon Beacon on Mynydd Illtud common, in the shadows of Pen y fan and Corn Du mountain peaks, in winds gusting up to 60 mph, with rain snow and sun, in tents used as mobile studios.