"Hamsey Cut - June" oil painting by Susie Monnington

Last summer I started drawing from my canoe, these drawings turned into small paintings. I’ve now spent a Year paddling, walking and drawing up in the “Wilderness”, closely observing the river’s mood changes;  I love how it can completely alter character through the seasons. It is these subtle shifts in mood that I have tried to capture through the play of colour and light.
I’ve been amazed by the continual change colours through the seasons, from cool blossoms in early spring to hot pinks in July. What has resulted is an intimate collection of oil paintings reflecting a year of change on the Ouse:

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