Orlanda BroomOrlanda Broom's imaginative landscape paintings of brilliant kaleidoscopic colour border on the fantastical: they are vivid and energetic. The familiar motifs of landscape painting are present - forests, waterfalls and flora - but in her works they are rendered dreamlike: visionary interpretations of the ordinary, exaggerated and romanticised by the artist.
Working from memory, Broom's paintings evolve organically through layers in an abstract expressionist manner. The impact of light and colour is central to her work, and the technique of using layers of clear resin, like a varnish, creates a high-gloss, glasslike finish, adding a saturation to the colour that intensifies and bejewels the paintings.
The online catalogue for Orlanda Broom's current exhibition 'Traces & Trails' (March 14th-April 15th) is now online.
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