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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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Atop Glen Rosa

Atop Glen Rosa

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£225

Autumn Snowfall, Glen Rosa

Autumn Snowfall, Glen Rosa

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£295

Autumnal Slopes

Autumnal Slopes

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£195

Corsewall Estate, Galloway

Corsewall Estate, Galloway

Original: Indian Ink

Painting

£210

Darkening Skies, The View Point

Darkening Skies, The View Point

Original : Ink

Painting

£225

Dusk, Corrie

Dusk, Corrie

Original : Ink

Painting

£195

Dusk, Glen Sannox

Dusk, Glen Sannox

Original : Ink

Painting

£185

Dusk, Loch Ryan

Dusk, Loch Ryan

Original: Indian Ink

Painting

£195

Early Morning, Loch Ryan

Early Morning, Loch Ryan

Original: Indian Ink

Painting

£195

Full Moon, Glen Rosa

Full Moon, Glen Rosa

Original : Ink

Painting

£185

Glen Rosa

Glen Rosa

Original : Ink

Painting

£195

Glen Sannox Gold

Glen Sannox Gold

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£395

Goatfell Autumn

Goatfell Autumn

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£295

Granite Peaks, Glen Rosa

Granite Peaks, Glen Rosa

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£295

Isle of Whithorn, Galloway

Isle of Whithorn, Galloway

Original: Indian Ink

Painting

£210

Kildonan Shore

Kildonan Shore

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£195

Lamlash Shore, Early Morning

Lamlash Shore, Early Morning

Original : Ink

Painting

£260

Low Tide, Eastern Shore

Low Tide, Eastern Shore

Original: Acrylic

Painting

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Low Tide, Whiting Bay

Low Tide, Whiting Bay

Original : Ink

Painting

£185

Moonlit Night, Glen Sannox

Moonlit Night, Glen Sannox

Original : Ink

Painting

£235

Morning Light, Holy Isle

Morning Light, Holy Isle

Original : Ink

Painting

£195

November Sunshine, Glen Rosa

November Sunshine, Glen Rosa

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£395

Scudding Clouds, Glen Rosa

Scudding Clouds, Glen Rosa

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£395

Snow Fall, Glen Rosa

Snow Fall, Glen Rosa

Original : Ink

Painting

£215

Snow Shadows, Glen Sannox

Snow Shadows, Glen Sannox

Original : Ink

Painting

£195

Stepping Stones, Glen Rosa

Stepping Stones, Glen Rosa

Original : Ink

Painting

£195

Sunrise, Loch Ryan

Sunrise, Loch Ryan

Original: Indian Ink

Painting

£210

Sunshine & Squalls, Eastern Shore

Sunshine & Squalls, Eastern Shore

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£425

Sweeping Skies, Brodick Bay

Sweeping Skies, Brodick Bay

Original : Ink

Painting

£185

The Old Slipway, Low Tide, Whiting Bay

The Old Slipway, Low Tide, Whiting Bay

Original : Ink

Painting

£210

Through the Trees, King's Cross Point

Through the Trees, King's Cross Point

Original : Ink

Painting

£195

Towards Clauchlands Point

Towards Clauchlands Point

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£295

Twilight Tree, Glen Rosa

Twilight Tree, Glen Rosa

Original : Ink

Painting

£195

Wind Blasted Beauty, Glen Rosa

Wind Blasted Beauty, Glen Rosa

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£295

Winter Storm, Claughlands Point

Winter Storm, Claughlands Point

Original : Ink

Painting

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Winter Sunshine, Glen Rosa

Winter Sunshine, Glen Rosa

Original: Acrylic

Painting

£370

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