Ailsa Read lives and works in Yorkshire and her paintings are somewhere between contemporary and traditional, based on detailed observation, but also in trying to convey the spirit of the sea as the last wilderness.
Recording the moods of the sea is a constant challenge, and she always wants to remain open to the possibilities of experimentation with different mixed media.
Being aware of the sounds, smells and the way the light falls on the water, gives her an exciting and powerful approach to her paintings.
June 12, 2017
Painting, A - D