“The work in this series references childhood memories of growing up along the Devon and Cornwall coastline, it revisits this time and place at a point in my life of great change and flux. As with previous work the paintings have both an environmental and a metaphorical meaning for me and operate on both those levels. They aim to capture the bleached skies, gritty beaches and rolling clouds of the south west, but are also an emotional response to an area that I feel an innate connection with. They are snapshots of the places where I was taught to swim; of bright winter days and raging storms; and of the landscapes that hold safe those memories of passing time and moments lost. The past is a map, a riddle, a place of secrets to uncover, a place to become lost in order to be found.”
Felicity Keefe has exhibited in galleries throughout the UK and overseas in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris and Singapore, and at all of London’s major Art Fairs. Her contemporary landscape pieces are inspired by her experience of the British landscape as it changes and reacts to seasons, weather and time. She is also inspired by a blending of traditional landscape, literature and personal mythology which form an inner narrative within each series. Her work is distinctive for it’s sense of atmosphere, often brooding, but also starkly beautiful.