Gala Water
By Vivien Alexander

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Year
1996
Media
Oil Painting
Subject Matter
Landscape
Reg. Number
L201
Size
103 x 133 cm

Vivien Alexander is a Scottish artist born on the Isle of Arran. Alexander draws inspiration from domestic subject matter and landscapes that hold great significance to her. The intimacy of the scenes that she depicts is sharply contrasted with the use of vibrant colour and energetic strokes that bring life and joy to quite scenes of everyday life.

This landscape is teeming with life, the hills filled with trees that have just began to turn, suggesting that there is a chill in the air. The sheep graze at the bottom of the land near the flowing water that cuts through the bottom of the painting. The brush strokes add movement to the scene as if the wind is blowing through the grass and trees. There is a house in the distance suggesting a human presence, inviting the viewer in as you would a friend for tea.

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