Fitzrovia – Jill Kempson’s Norfolk exploration

After the Rain Oil on marine ply, 2009 28 x 82.5 cm (11.0 x 32.5 ins)

By Art Reporters

Jill Kempson’s exhibition – Garden Exploration – In & Out of Norfolk – is now open at Rebecca Hossack Art Galllery.

The primary content of this new body of works is based upon an exploration of a small number of private gardens in Norfolk which Kempson visited in June 2008. The exhibition also incorporates her painted response to the sepia photographs of gardens by the French photographer Eugene Atget from the early 1900’s.

Kempson has not set out to portray an in depth understanding of The English Garden per se. The gardens that she visited offered  her the chance to explore themes that are always present in her work: Light, Earth, Sky and Water. It was with intense fascination that Kempson was able to absorb, observe and note down the alluring and timeless atmospheres of these remarkable gardens.

This invaluable experience has touched upon a place in the self that is brimming with the abundance of nature’s ever present renewing energy.

At the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 2A Conway Street, W1T 6BA. See r-h-g.co.uk for more details

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