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78 ARTIST SHOWCASE LEILA GODDEN

Sapphire and Umber, 2017, acrylic, 32 x 42cm

Leila Godden

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pecialising in semi-abstract seascapes, Leila Godden’s source of inspiration is her connection with the sea. The vast panorama of changing light, dramatic weather and powerful water is framed by rocks solid with history, yet transient with time and the rhythm of the earth. Her intention is to evoke a memory or sensation personal to you, the viewer. Drawing on her poetic observations of the water, the artist’s paintings are built from a mixture of improvisation and considered responses

to the marks made as they reveal themselves, coaxing the paintings to evolve and settle, until she is completely happy with the finished piece. Godden’s method of working on several paintings simultaneously sees different series of work coming together to explore a similar theme. leilagodden.com leila.godden@btinternet.com

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