Maggie O'Brien

"My landscape painting hovers somewhere between figuration and abstraction.

"I spend time painting and drawing outside in Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly. I rarely do finished work – I have many bits and pieces, loose half-finished studies, drawings in pen or pastel or water colour. For me, drawing in the landscape is a kind of deep seeing: it cements things, commits them to memory.

"My work back in the studio is getting looser. I find I am less and less concerned with the specifics of place, and more with the elemental relationship between land, sea and sky. I try to paint the feel and emotional stirring of the landscape, its atmosphere and weather rather than the look of it."


Selected exhibitions with Livingstone St. Ives
Can You See The Sea?, 15th October 2020 – 8th November 2020
Light on the Water, 28th May 2021 – 11th July 2021
Breaking Light, 19th May – 11th June 2022


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