“As an artist I am constantly gathering views of the landscape, flashes of moments and images that I see. Coastlines, mountain ranges and headlands have a particular attraction – the mass of the land against the vastness of the sea.
“I don’t attempt to paint a clear representation of the waterways, coastlines and landscapes but take from everywhere. So each painting comes from my visual memory. Often viewers can identify them with a particular place.” – Donna Ravenscroft
Donna Ravenscroft’s paintings begin with abstracted backgrounds and gradually identifiable images begin to appear among the lines and colour.
They might include huge vessels, sometimes appearing through the mist, ship’s hulls, jetties or bollards or headlands – anything that can be associated with the water and its exciting beauty. Evidence of underpainting often remains in the building up of layers resulting in touches of contrasting colour and texture.