Judith Bromley returns to The Garden Rooms at Tennants to bring a new selection of her vibrant landscape paintings of the Dales in her new selling exhibition – ‘Sun & Shadow’.
“There is something about the transitory nature of clouds flowing over our dales landscape that draws me to watch and paint. The landscape has been created by ancient geological shifts over eons of time and the clouds constantly change and move. The shadows describe the shapes of the fells and dales. Patches of sun highlight fields and walls fashioned by human hands over centuries: time and space, light and shadow, stability and movement, control and wildness.
I enjoy painting with oils on canvasses that wrap around the edges, the painting becomes a slice of landscape and sky whereas framing behind glass makes a painting look as though it is being seen through a window. This way I feel that I am still out amongst it all, experiencing the passage of air over earth, rather than observing it from indoors.
Coming back to painting after a break, following the challenging but successful ‘Climb up to the Moor’ exhibition, I am immersing myself again in the act of translating the effect of the changing climate - on cloudscapes, valley and moorland - into paint on canvas. I feel passionately about our beautiful planet earth and have got to know intimately this small part of it, my home.”