‘Gum Leaves’ (2015) by Tracy Rockwell

‘Close To The Edge’ (2019) by Tracy Rockwell

Impressionism

Impressionism was a 19th-century art movement characterised by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often vibrant, and accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. Impressionism originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s, but the movement spread throughout the world.

As an enthusiast of the impressionists, I set about transforming my own photographic images into impressionistic works of art, but based in the present… and in the process I have myself become what I describe as a ‘contemporary impressionist’. So lets begin this journey by placing my work in the genre of impressionism, and a good example of this style is a recent work I produced entitled ‘Close To The Edge’… Please let me know what you think?

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