Horizon studies

Untitled, acrylic on paper, 58 x 70 cm. Private collection

Untitled, acrylic on paper, 26 x 40 cm. Private collection

Sea sketch, acrylic and charcoal on paper, 26 x 34 cm. Private collection

Landscape, Islay, acrylic and ink on paper, 52 x 60 cm. Private collection

Landscape/Horizon, acrylic on paper, 16 x 24 cm. Private collection

A series of paintings on paper which focus on the meeting point of sea and sky and the blurring of the two together. Ever-changing weather along the Moray coast brought the landscape’s horizon in and out of focus – emerging and receding – always shifting: an untraceable edge of the land itself.

‘A landscape’s horizon is more of a band than a line: it is part of a place-world that insistently refuses to be a determinate object. It encircles objects set in the perceived landscape itself, acting as their ground of appearing: there are no objects for perception here except within the horizon-band that embraces them even as they disappear into its embrace.’
– Edward S. Casey, The World on Edge, 2017 (Indiana University Press), p.174