Ian Mowforth is a painter who is fascinated by light and colour. In particular how colour is affected by light folding over it. He is currently looking at mornings where the light is soft and forgiving and at afternoons where the light is raking and harsh. He is looking at how light can create complimentary lines around objects within a landscape setting.
In the painting of these carefully composed and constructed images , Mowforth is looking to create an almost photographic tonality with his use of colour and mark making. He’s intrigued by how light pours through barriers like fences onto pathways, creating delicate pools of colour. The use of man made and natural structures within images is also carefully considered. He has been exploring the landscape motif in Yorkshire and in London and regularly returns to the same areas year after year.
We are delighted to showcase this beautiful series of works painted in East Sussex and Great Dixter Gardens painted in the summers of 2019 and 2020