Seaway,13 Carlton Hill, ExmouthDevon gallery, painting, printmaking East Devon
My name is Angie Seaway and I’m an Expressive Landscape artist. I paint Britain’s obsession with the weather! After extensive travelling I realised that as a country we comment on it with frequency and emotion and my paintings are a celebration of that….all the titles are derived from snippets of daily weather forecasts which in these days of extreme climatic change are both descriptive and evocative.
I live just minutes from the East Devon coastline in Exmouth and paint my response to the influence of the ever changing elements on the South West landscape. My paintings reflect the impact of the weather on the scene I’m portraying and the dance between sea, sand and sky and my emotional and expressive reaction to it.
I work in a dynamic way, always starting to paint ‘en plein air’, out in the environment, with all the inherent risks this brings such as sea gulls flying off with paint tubes, chasing canvases down the beach and the extra bits of texture as the sand lands on the wet painting! Paint is poured over lines of charcoal and ink with pigments, glazes and texture being added as I work. I want the paintings to look and feel like they have been painted with paint unashamedly behaving like paint ...even with clumps and drips.I am always seeking to create paintings that are full of movement and vigour.
I have just completed a book Painting East Devon’s Jurassic Coast which shows 28 paintings completed over the course of one winter. The paintings will be exhibited in a solo show at the Ocean building, Exmouth, this summer, sponsored by the Thelma Hulbert gallery.
I also teach both kids and adults so get in touch if you fell inspired and would like to know more.