Their works suggest a deep identification with place..
PUBLICATION Five painters take a look at Orkney and Shetland: Paul Bloomer, Ruth Brownlee, Laura Drever, Gail Harvey, Diana Leslie. Curated by John Cumming for Hansel Cooperative.
The landscape of the Northern Isles has long been a popular subject for painters. There work has for most part, dealt with the topography of the isles. With increasing frequency however, in both Orkney and Shetland, a number of painters have begun to address landscape more subjectively. Their works suggest a deep identification with place; a sense of emotionally and conceptually in and of the isles. For them, landscape is, as the poet and philosopher Amiel put it – “a condition of the spirit”.