Emma Tweedie: Thurf Cuts
I have always associated nature with resilience. Growing up in Northern Ireland, land, sea, and sky provided a sense of change and possibility; I have developed a powerful and co-dependent connection with nature searching out unique geographical environments that feel ‘spiritual’, timeless and universal. I like to think of my work as meaningful: by donating a percentage from every painting sold to environmental and social causes, I can make a positive planetary impact.
My paintings are impressionistic with a tendency to the abstract. Mark-making is fluid, achieved by letting elements of chance and control develop organically. Working sustainably, I use flax or linen substrates, certified wood, natural pigments and water-based binding ingredients. Colour values are carefully considered, and chromatic palettes are soft and muted and deliberately paired with their complementaries; small jewels of saturated colour are carefully injected to increase the emotional response and create that extra ‘magical’ feeling. Thurf Cuts I pays homage to the humble blanket bog. Peatlands cover just 3% of the world’s surface and yet hold twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests combined. They will play a significant role in mitigating climate change, whilst providing clean drinking water and safe habitats for animals.
Title: Thurf Cuts mixed media on deep canvas, hand painted tray frame
Size: 60cm h x 50cm w
Price: £750 (contact form, please include the title of the work)