Ominous

Oil on Canvas, 9x12", 2022, £270

Here, we’re on the brink of a storm, the sky rolling from blinding white into foreboding grey. There’s electricity in the atmosphere and a figure emerging from the landscape, entwined with it.

It’s unclear whether this is the present or the past. In Medieval times, tempestarii were magicians or witches who were thought to be able to control the weather. But in present times, we have all contributed to changing our climate, with devastating effects. So perhaps we are the modern day tempestarii.

The figure that appears in the painting could be an ancient weather witch…

Or it could be a tormented spirit of the moors…

It may just represent the internal scream that many people feel inside these days…

Or maybe it is just us.

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