Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery - Klassik International featuring Anne Penman Sweet

Laura Gomez, Klassik International

'The source material I’m using – industrial sites, oilrigs, tankers – are in themselves powerful images and seemingly quite brutal. I’m trying to depict the inherent beauty and majesty I see in them however: their at times, cathedral-like, exultant qualities, and have often used a soft, almost pastel palette to convey the poetic nature of what I’m trying to depict.
There is also a hidden meaning to the tanker paintings, which are named after various gods and goddesses, stars and galaxies. I see them as vessels or carriers of spirit and myth in that they carry a secret story or narrative with them as well as their cargo. They are each one an entity, a living spirit in their own right.'