Angela Scrivin

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Angela Scrivin

I am a self taught artist and started painting when I retired from business. I chose early on to use watercolour in my artistic journey, attracted by its challenges and the often magical, results that can occur with painting wet into wet.

I particularly embrace the unpredictability of watercolour as I find trying to control it saps the energy of the painting. I occasionally use ink as well as watercolour and employ various techniques to provide texture and interest

I am not drawn to photographic reality and prefer to let water and pigment do what it will, with sometimes very little intervention on my part. During 2020 I migrated into more expressive intuitive work and have almost entirely abandoned brushwork in favour of liquid watercolour, water spray and manipulation with bamboo pen and palette knife marks.

My inspiration is mainly drawn from the beautiful riverside village in which I live, but away from home I am drawn to wild landscapes and shorelines.

I try to capture the essence of flora, fauna and wild places in my paintings, and paint almost exclusively in the studio. Outdoors I sketch, take photographs and notes of colour, sounds and feelings as I take in my surroundings, to absorb the essence of the natural world and let it speak to me as it will.

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