'Even the sea cannot stay in storm form.
It's energy lines ebb and flow
in explosive fervour and eventually still waters.
So, in the dead of night
when you find yourself at sea
and your mind is looking up at walls of water,
take heart. The still waters
are just on the other side
Grace Selous Bull
Force of nature, the stillness of nature, any state of nature tends to have Grace looking inward. Metaphors and parallels spring with little effort in explanations of all aspects of life. Note books full of jotted down lines of poetry and little sketches/ paintings litter her studio. Her studio is full of half done studies attached to the walls for inspiration and later revisiting.
Her evolution into more textured pictures and energy lines of waves has continued to be explored in Take Heart. Acrylic paint, texture paste and gold scatter the composition, bringing energy and life to it's surface. Aquas, greens and white sing softly together as the raised waves glisten with antique gold lines and sea spray. From one angle it may look more aqua, from another green like an evolving chameleon.
Take Heart, as with many other pieces of Grace's art sings with the sun as the rays hit the gold throughout. Come closer and you'll find pockets of minute detailing that will have you coming back again and again for more.
Mixed media on canvas, 50 x 100cm
Finance available on request.