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Naomi Rae

Naomi Rae

Having grown up in an artistic family in the thriving art colony of St Ives, Cornwall, drawing and painting has always been a part of my life and a way of connecting with the surrounding landscape. Taught by my grandfather, father and uncle, my earliest memories involve a pad and paint. A move from the rugged beauty of the Cornish coast to the diverse landscape of New Zealand in my twenties, helped me focus my work and on my return to St Ives in 2001, I set up my studio and began painting full time.

Many years later, I am now living in another landscape with its own unique quality; the stunning South Downs and this move has marked a change in my work. In Cornwall my pieces were abstract in style and although based on studies of the landscape of the area, were predominantly painted in the studio, in impasto applied acrylic. Now, I mostly work 'plein air' using acrylic or Indian ink and my work is largely figurative. In my abstract work, I am drawn to the colour and texture of my subjects, rather than the form, whereas in my figurative painting, I strive to capture a sense of the atmosphere of a place; the play of light, the curve of a valley, the fluidity of the sky. I want the piece to draw the viewer in to the scene, as I was and feel they are linked to the landscape: connected not apart. As a medium, Indian ink is perfectly suited to such an aim, allowing a wonderful play of light and dark, movement and stillness with just the use of a broken stick and some water. Highly addictive.

I now divide my working year between two very different landscapes: the rolling South Downs and the dramatic glens and coastline of the Isle of Arran in Scotland. In Arran I spend the winter months based in a 350 year old croft in beautiful Glen Rosa, capturing the diverse scenery of this small island from Glen to coast. Here in Sussex, I track the seasons in my work inland from the Downs, out to the many estuaries that pepper the Sussex coastline.

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Acrylic: Atop Glen Rosa

Acrylic: Atop Glen Rosa

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£225

Acrylic: Autumn Snowfall, Glen Rosa

Acrylic: Autumn Snowfall, Glen Rosa

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£250

Acrylic: Autumnal Slopes

Acrylic: Autumnal Slopes

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£195

Acrylic: Glen Sannox Gold

Acrylic: Glen Sannox Gold

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£395

Acrylic: Goatfell Autumn

Acrylic: Goatfell Autumn

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£295

Acrylic: Goatfell Autumn

Acrylic: Goatfell Autumn

Original: Acrylic

Painting

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Acrylic: Granite Peaks, Glen Rosa

Acrylic: Granite Peaks, Glen Rosa

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£295

Acrylic: Kildonan Shore

Acrylic: Kildonan Shore

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£195

Acrylic: Low Tide, Eastern Shore

Acrylic: Low Tide, Eastern Shore

Original: Acrylic

Painting

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Acrylic: Scudding Clouds, Glen Rosa

Acrylic: Scudding Clouds, Glen Rosa

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£395

Acrylic: Sunshine & Squalls, Eastern Shore

Acrylic: Sunshine & Squalls, Eastern Shore

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£425

Acrylic: Towards Clauchlands Point

Acrylic: Towards Clauchlands Point

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£295

Acrylic: Wind Blasted Beauty, Glen Rosa

Acrylic: Wind Blasted Beauty, Glen Rosa

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£295

Acrylic: Winter Sunshine, Glen Rosa I

Acrylic: Winter Sunshine, Glen Rosa I

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£395

Acrylic: Winter Sunshine, Glen Rosa II

Acrylic: Winter Sunshine, Glen Rosa II

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£370

Falling Tide, Brodick Bay - Arty Bargain

Falling Tide, Brodick Bay - Arty Bargain

Original : Ink

Painting

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Full Moon, Glen Rosa - Arty Bargain

Full Moon, Glen Rosa - Arty Bargain

Original : Ink

Painting

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Incoming Tide, Brodick Shore - Arty Bargain

Incoming Tide, Brodick Shore - Arty Bargain

Original : Ink

Painting

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Indigo Ink: Winter Storm, Claughlands Point

Indigo Ink: Winter Storm, Claughlands Point

Original : Ink

Painting

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Ink: Clearing Skies, Whiting Bay

Ink: Clearing Skies, Whiting Bay

Original : Ink

Painting

£750

Ink: Darkening Skies, The View Point

Ink: Darkening Skies, The View Point

Original : Ink

Painting

£225

Ink: Dusk Snowfall, Glenrosa

Ink: Dusk Snowfall, Glenrosa

Original : Ink

Painting

£695

Ink: Dusk, Corrie

Ink: Dusk, Corrie

Original : Ink

Painting

£250

Ink: Dusk, Glen Sannox

Ink: Dusk, Glen Sannox

Original : Ink

Painting

£185

Ink: Moonlight, Glen Sannox

Ink: Moonlight, Glen Sannox

Original : Ink

Painting

£235

Ink: Morning Light, Holy Isle

Ink: Morning Light, Holy Isle

Original : Ink

Painting

£195

Ink: Nightfall, Glen Sannox

Ink: Nightfall, Glen Sannox

Original : Ink

Painting

£695

Ink: Snow Fall, Glen Rosa

Ink: Snow Fall, Glen Rosa

Original : Ink

Painting

£215

Ink: Snow Shadows, Glen Sannox

Ink: Snow Shadows, Glen Sannox

Original : Ink

Painting

£195

Ink: Sweeping Skies, Brodick Bay

Ink: Sweeping Skies, Brodick Bay

Original : Ink

Painting

£185

Lamlash Shore to Holy Isle - Arty Bargain

Lamlash Shore to Holy Isle - Arty Bargain

Original : Ink

Painting

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Low Tide, Kildonan - Arty Bargain

Low Tide, Kildonan - Arty Bargain

Original : Ink

Painting

£80

Stepping Stones, Glen Rosa - Arty Bargain

Stepping Stones, Glen Rosa - Arty Bargain

Original : Ink

Painting

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