Laura Darling

The Tree My Father Didn’t Like

Jackson's Painting Prize 2022
Canvas, Canvas Panel
20 x 25 cm

“I use quite dry oil paint to capture the chalky, pared back landscapes around me in the South Downs. I like the unfussy nature of using paint in this way, I think it gives a sense of space and silence that I’m trying to find in my work. I like to keep some of the pencil markings that have helped me plan out the painting, especially when painting still life – keeping elements of drawing and a little roughness that keeps me from getting tied up with detail.”