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A Night In The Forest

Description : An expressionist work in my favourite blues and greens. All of my expressionist works just evolve as I paint with no specific idea of what the end result will be. I live in quite an overgrown bushy area so when viewing the completed piece it reminded me of looking out into the garden at night with lights from the house highlighting the garden as well as distant lights through the trees. The artwork is unframed however the sides are painted and it is ready to hang. Artwork has the artist name on the front, signed on the back and comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Images showing framing are indicative only.

NRN # : 000-44942-0202-01

DIMENSIONS : (Height - 76.20 cm X Width - 76.20 cm )

Medium on Base : Acrylic on Canvas

Genre : Abstract

Status : For Sale


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Copyright : © Kate Hessling


Un-Framed: $870
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I am an artist based in Brisbane, Australia working primarily in acrylic. As a self-taught artist I enjoy challenging myself and experimenting with different ideas and subject matters exploring the boundless possibilities of this versatile medium. My subject matter varies from expressionist to impressionist to just strange ideas and concepts depending on whatever pops into my head.    

I love colours and always start by choosing my initial set.    These are generally a minimalist palette but then mixing them together gives more variety.  My art is original and hand-painted using a variety of tools such as brushes, scrapers, palette knives, fingers and sponges etc. so brush strokes are to be expected.  If you are very lucky you might find a rare stray brush hair embedded in the paint :-)   I am also not a particular fan of straight even lines although I do some geometric abstraction works from time to time.   I believe small imperfections add to the originality of a work.

My influences are mostly from the stunning abstract expressionist works of the mid-20th century which have such a feeling of raw intensity. However I also love abstracted and moody impressionist landscapes and I see no conflict between such diverse styles. While I sometimes use reference photos or materials, these really are just a starting point as once I commence I tend to forget about them and just get carried away in the painting. I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enoy making it.

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