Beyond Blue

by Angela Dierks

Unique art|23.6 x 31.5 in

An abstract oil painting built which has been built with many different layers of impasto oil and glazes. The painting is inspired by mood rather than imagery. Paint has been applied with a palette knife, manipulated across the canvas, scraped off, re-applied and smoothed over.

Abstractoil painting on box canvas. Please note that the image showing the painting in a home interior setting is for demonstration purposes only and are not to scale.
The edges of the box canvas are painted in a complementary colour.
Hooks and wire are attached - 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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