From grassy fields to turbulent clouds, landscapes are made up of numerous textures. British-Canadian artist Georgia Hart illustrates the layered beauty of the horizon in her striking impasto oil paintings. She exclusively uses palette knives to render the numerous forms on paper.
“The thick peaks of paint incorporate another layer into my work, contrasting the delicate and pristine oil paper that purposefully frames bold and often rugged scenes,” she explains to My Modern Met. “These 3D qualities allow the work to be more than a landscape painting: aiming to evoke intense emotion while serving as a window to somewhere that is simultaneously familiar and distant.”
Hart's ties to Canada and England are evident in her subject matter, as she often depicts the wild mountain peaks in Canada as well as the pristine beaches of Cornwall in South West England. Each piece appears to capture a distinct moment in time, in which the clouds are rushing in the sky and the light hits the landscape below in a specific way. “I use painting as a way to explore change in landscapes: considering how perspective, weather, and seasons can create an uncontrollable, fleeting mood. Palette knives add an expressive flair to my representational work.”