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Ray balkwill

Ray Balkwill

My Love of Art & Nature ........

Ray Balkwill SWAc

There have been two continuous threads intertwined throughout my life from an early age. One has been my love of art, and the other my love of the natural world. Over the past three decades the wide-open spaces of sea, estuary and sky has been the mainspring of my art, and in particular the Exe Estuary and Dartmoor. For this latest series of paintings I chose to work in the studio from quick sketches and memory, as opposed to my usual practice of painting en plein air. This

approach allowed me to interpret the subject with more emotion, so this new work is about the ‘spirit’ of the landscape, rather than the landscape itself. 

1. ray balkwill swac  burst of light over the exe  mixed media
2. ray balkwill swac  down to the emerald sea . mixed media
3. ray balkwill  swac  golden light on the exe  mixed media
4. ray balkwill  swac  pools of gold  exe estuary  mixed media
5. ray balkwill  swac  sunlit shallows  mixed media
6. ray balkwill swac  upon the high moor  dartmoor  mixed media
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