The Carl, Hoy, Orkney
By Julie Brook

Oil Painting
Subject Matter
Abstract - Landscape
Reg. Number
79 x 96 cm

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This piece depicts the Carl, a feature of the coastline of Hoy in the Orkney Islands. The image is impressionistic, and uses its vibrant colour contrast to capture the wild energy of the Orkney coast. The richly coloured landscape is painted in think impasto paint, which lends intensity to the rugged landscape. Waves crash against rocks, vegetation is loosely sketched as though the artist were trying to envisage the scene from an aerial perspective.

Julie Brook studied art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford(1980-83). From 1989 Julie Brook has been living and working in remote landscapes in Scotland; Hoy, Orkney (1989) ; the west coast of Jura (1990-94); on the uninhabited island of Mingulay (1996-2011), Outer Hebrides.

Recently she has been working in different parts of the desert in Central and South West Libya (2008-09) travelling with Tuareg guides; Syria (2010) ; NW Namibia (2011-14) travelling with Himba-Herero guides.
She makes large scale sculptural work outside using different materials using photography and film as part of the process of working. []

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