The Turtle Gallery
Glen TorridonLoch Buie, Isle of MullMaine WindowsThe Climate Change ApocolypseTwin PinesDutch WeirGloaming Sparkles 3Out Front and Center19 Stripes
Alix Bacon
Sunday, September 3rd to Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Opening reception 2-6 pm on Sunday, September 3

"I work primarily as a landscape painter. I am drawn to landscape not only as an arena within which to conceptualize some of the more formal issues of painting but also because of its relevance now as we re-examine our relationship with nature and look for new ways to preserve our environment.
I find beauty in the less obvious aspects of nature. There are landscapes hidden in all of our surroundings, and my paintings hopefully challenge viewers to discover them.
I use the visual facts of a scene as a point of departure, exaggerating this color or eliminating that object in order to distill what is most important and to convey a sense of place. I’d like to think that the experience of moving up to a painting and exploring the beauty of its glazes or a brushstroke can be akin to the beauty felt when sitting on a rock with the wind in one’s face and looking down from the vista to explore a blade of grass.
The literature that I have been reading with relation to site planning, landscape architecture and rural preservation, has given me new insight into my work as a landscape painter and the role of landscape and nature in all of our lives, as individuals and community members."