Saturday, 29 October 2011

A Spacious Place

Hello everyone,

One of the great artists currently exhibiting in The Onslaught of Autumn is the fabulous Hazel CashmoreHazel was one of the very first artists that we showed here, and our love of her work grows every time we see more of it.

Hazel's use of colour and texture gives her paintings an amazing sense of depth and space.  None more so than this:

'A Spacious Place (on the Flows)', acrylic on board, by Hazel Cashmore.
The Flow Country in Caithness refers to an ancient and unique environment of blanket bogland - the largest in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in the world.  It is frequently referred to as The Last Real Wilderness in the United Kingdom. The terrain consists of vast acres of wetland where moss, cotton grass and other vegetation grow.  Hazel, who lives locally, is attracted to the vast spaces and beautiful vegetation with subtle but rich colours, backdropped by the huge Caithness sky .

How lucky we are that a painter as gifted as Hazel Cashmore happens to live in such a stunning environment so that she can record it for us in her own unique way.  This is just one of four of her paintings currently in the gallery.  They are all worthy of spending some time with.

Hopefully you will get the time to do just that before the exhibition closes.

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