artist statement

Artist statement


Landscape & Abstraction


The subject matter of landscape & abstraction is the primary inspiration for my paintings, of which there is an intention to create a visual composition; that is aesthetically evocative & ambient.


The artwork references varied sources from traditional & expressionist landscape painting to contemporary minimalist abstraction,


The personal creative process stirs emotions & impressions of transient shadows, objects, nature and shapes which are gateways to memories; bringing forth the composition under changing conditions. The paintings are built up piece by piece, seeking compositional and conceptual resonance.


A formal process of rough outline, subtle painted texture & painting layers forms the main body of the compositions. More brushwork is usually applied on the more representational landscapes.

The work is both acrylic & mixed media including pastels, conte crayon, ink & spray paint.


Cliff Warner BA

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