Liss Llewellyn are pleased to present Modern British Snow Scenes.
Winter has always inspired Modern British artists. With its pared-down tones and harsh surfaces, the season poses a unique challenge to the inventiveness of painters, and snow scenes, as an extreme of this, are perhaps the most difficult of all to recreate convincingly.
Painting in frozen conditions also presents very practical challenges, which is perhaps why so many landscapes in this selection are views from in and around the artist’s home or studios. Within these parameters a host of locations feature, from Douglas Percy Bliss’ Blackheath and Herbert Victor Tempest’s Shooter’s Hill in London, to Evelyn Dunbar’s The Elms in Kent or Stanley Lewis’ garden in Cwmbran, South-East Wales. Few of these scenes, however, are populated – as if to underscore the extreme cold – save for the Lewis Carroll-inspired Twins of Marion Adnams’ dreamscape, or the lone gardener of Harry Bush’s Snowfall in the Suburbs, toiling away under an eggnog coloured sky.