Partings and Greetings

I am fascinated by scenes at airports with people meeting loved ones and saying goodbye. The anticipation before they arrive – the shy grin of recognition and the sadness at being parted. For me this emotion is lovely and real and I try not to stare but I wanted to try and capture some of the tension and silent thoughts that are in the air.

Oil and canvas 40 x 30cm

About angela brittain

Each work I create has a search for “rightness” – an attempt to solve complex and often self-imposed compositional problems. They often have a tension below the surface. I work mainly in acrylics on board. People fascinate me but I’m not sure that I made a conscious decision to make people central to my work or if this subject chose me. I have a Diploma in Art and Design and worked for several years as a graphic designer and illustrator before finally returning to my first love of drawing & painting in 2008. I have taught art to children and adults and currently offer one-to-one workshops from my home studio in West Sussex. I have recently been elected as an Associate Member of the Society of Women Artists (SWA) and exhibit in London and the South.

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