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Ian Mowforth

Ian Mowforth is a painter who is fascinated by light and colour. In particular how colour is affected by light folding over it. He is currently looking at mornings where the light is soft and forgiving and at afternoons where the light is raking and harsh. He is looking at how light can create complimentary lines around objects within a landscape setting.


In the painting of these carefully composed and constructed images, Mowforth creates an almost photographic tonality with his use of colour and mark making. He’s intrigued by how light pours through barriers like fences onto pathways, creating delicate pools of colour. The use of man made and natural structures within images is also carefully considered. He has been exploring the landscape motif in Yorkshire and in London and regularly returns to the same areas year after year. Differing weather patterns, times of day and seasons are also of huge significance.


Information courtesy of the artist’s website. © Ian Mowforth. Images courtesy of the artist.