Oil by Rowan Day
I am a contemporary landscape artist, working in oils and 24ct gold leaf, inspired by the changing beauty of sky and landscape.
I create dynamic movement in my work by opposing soft blended edges with bold strokes and textures. The rich glow of gold leaf, as it shifts and changes with the light, creates a connection to the evolving nature of light and sky. Surrendering to this changing quality, I aim to communicate my inner experience and personal journey, while capturing the compelling play between light and dark, beauty and chaos.
My work speaks of hope, of light in the darkness and the dynamic motion of life and nature. It’s never my intention to copy what I see, instead I hope to express the movement of weather, the atmosphere, and the feelings and emotions evoked by a place or moment in time.
Oil and Genuine 24ct Gold Leaf on Deep Canvas (2020)