A Purple Haze

by Angela Dierks

Unique art|23.6 x 31.5 in

An abstract painting exploring colour and texture. I keep coming back to the combination of purple, magenta and green. The colours interact so well with each other, highlighting each other and making the painting 'pop'.

Oil paint was applied impasto with a palette knife and finished off with thinner washes of colour. The darker layer of deep purple shines through the top layer.

An abstract oil painting on box canvas. The painting has been painted around the edges in a complementary colour. Hooks and wire are attached to the back -the canvas is ready for hanging.


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Angela Dierks

Angela Dierks

After a long career in higher education I discovered two new passions in my life in 2006: art and psychotherapy. I retrained as a therapist and have been continuously working towards improving my artistic output ever since that ‘Eureka’ moment. The most obvious connection between these two professions is the preoccupation with emotions. In my therapeutic work I talk about emotions; in my art I aim to translate emotions into visual markers on canvas.

Much of my earlier range of work was influenced by my psychotherapy training; the pieces were concerned with memories and dreams peeling away at them layer by layer. The work that followed were abstract representations of landscapes finding inspiration in the beauty of the outside world: gentle landscapes in the UK, the Arctic Circle, the warm and fiery tones of Mediterranean countryside, dramatic skyscapes and the movement of the sea and the dramatic beauty of flowers.

Viewers often comment on the strong colours that I use in my work. O

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