© Fiona Verity – ROCKY WATER WORLDS – Mixed Media On Canvas

Artist Statement

I am constantly looking for fresh adventures, and new ways to express them in a painting. Walking with my dog Sunny is a crucial aspect of my art practice. This daily dose and connection with nature, provides a constant source of imagery and inspirations.

Creating lively images, and working outside from life in close proximity to nature, responding to what I see requires a fast response and produces an authentic image.

I am always compelled to draw what I see; with any available tool – in a sketchbook or on the back of an envelope, anywhere as long as I can capture that moment which will later be translated into a larger painting.

Recent artworks have focused on the local waterways, and the wildlife within them. Whether ocean, dam or lagoon, Sunny and I are drawn back to these unique healing, relaxing water spaces time and time again.

In this fast paced modern world, we are losing our connection with the natural world, when being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature it has been proven to reduce anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. My landscape paintings recreate that connection with nature, a joyous one that heals, soothes and restores. You can almost feel the sun on your back and taste the salt from the sea.

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Fiona Verity

Fiona verity artist