My practice is exploring my surroundings and translating it onto a canvas through the medium of oil paint. Influenced by quick sketches made on location with ink and watercolour to capture the shapes and colours of the landscape/seascape.

Nature is important to me and to my work as the shapes are organic and not structured. It’s free flowing and you don’t have to overthink on precision. Creating marks that suggest the surroundings around you along with colour.

Sketching has become a key component to my practice as it loosens me up and makes me not worry about perfection. The skill of drawing your surroundings that is constantly changing loosens up my practice with what I create.

I want my paintings to reflect the relaxed quality of sketching and quickly recording the surroundings onto a surface. My aim is about creating marks and gestures in oil paint to reflect the landscape/seascape – drawing with paint.

Created by Freya Hill

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