Another series of original works brand new to us for summer 2019 is this striking collection of atmospherically charged paintings from Lancashire based fine artist, Steve Rostron. A real strong new voice in Northern Art.
Steve works from the former village butcher's shop now converted studio in the picturesque village of Sabden near to The Trough of Bowland, and in the shadow of the famous Pendle Hill, infamous of course for the region's witch trials in the 17th Century. Having lived and worked in this much mythologised area of outstanding natural beauty for most of his life, he readily acknowledges the influence these captivating landmarks have on his works, although he also stresses that the landscapes he paints are all the product of his imagination, "I don't try to recrate a scene or defined image of any given landscape, rather I use the elements of what I see to create an amalgamation or interpretation of a place.
These stunning abstracted landscape works featured below are the result of Steve's involvement with the awe inspiring natural scenes in which he lives and works. They explore the way that light, water and the atmosphere interact with the rawness of the land, constantly cutting a path through nature and continually refreshing and reinvigorating wild rural and urban landscapes, creating a thrilling and often fascinating, visual adventure in paint.
"Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it" Philip Larkin.