Acrylic and gouache on linen of a dream-inspired abstracted landscape with trees, plants, a tent and various other symbols, inviting the viewer to speculate and daydream.
Dartmoor-based artist Helen Melland makes paintings of other worlds – imaginative abstracted landscapes inhabited by birds, animals, plants, trees and assorted symbols. Transformation, archetypes and myth, the chaos and clarity of dreams, interconnections, memories and the collision of unknown realms are recurrent themes. Helen creates ambiguous scenarios, suggestions or resonances with different psychological states in works brimming with visual energy that invite the viewer to speculate and daydream. Exploring the coexistence of multiple dimensions, the artist contrasts flat space with intricate layers of paint textures and finely drawn line, using acrylic, watercolour and gouache, ...
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