This painting , called “and the Nile flowed on” is the result of a trip to Luxor and the Nile in February. We travelled about 250 miles south to Aswan and back in a victorian sailing boat called “Dream”. Having seen some amazing temples and the valley of the Kings, the thing that struck me was how 3000 years separates the images in the tombs and images of modern life but there was still a biblical similarity. Donkeys, the desert very close to the life-giving Nile, colourful robes and a real sense of the continuance of a way of life. The painting is in acrylic on a wood panel 50 x 50cm.
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 oil or 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 am a Member of the Society of Women Artists (SWA) and exhibit in London and the South.