Mixed Media by Sam Boughton
I am an expressive painter who creates semi-abstract landscape paintings inspired by my surroundings here in the South West. I hold a BA in Illustration from UWE and an MA in Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art.
I am fascinated by the way light, weather and seasons constantly change our environment. When I feel a strong connection with a particular place, I make regular visits to experience it at different times. The more I study the same place, the more I become compelled to draw and make marks in different ways. These regular visits push me to see with fresh eyes a place that is so familiar.
My process begins outdoors with location studies using large format sketch books. I work fast and fearlessly in inks and pastels to capture the movement and energy of the particular moment and my emotional reaction to it. I also use sidenotes and collect found objects scattered around me, which later become inspiration for my colour palette.
Back in the studio, I use my studies as a springboard for more developed pieces. Working primarily on the floor, I like to move freely around the canvas or board adding multiple layers of rich colour to reproduce what I saw and felt in the landscape. Using a combination of acrylic, emulsion and pastels I physically pour, drip and splash the paint adding expressive marks which bring contrast, energy and depth to the final piece.
Mixed Media on Canvas
Framed in an Open Frame