Following on from her achievements as ‘Best New Artist 2008′ & â€˜Artist of the Year 2010,’ Rebecca Lardner, has achieved outstanding success for her wonderful oils on canvas. These oils are delightfully distinctive, as she tends to depict the hustle and bustle that surrounds English harbour life.
Lardner manages to create a feeling of ceaseless activity and energy in her works through the composition of the sweeping shore lines that mimic the natural curves of the English coast, her portrayal of people-filled beaches, the inclusion of the docking boats and the addition of observant seagulls perched along the shoreline.
Her coastal scenes, although not painted in a realist style, manage to conjure up nostalgic memories of family trips to the seaside, as her seascapes somehow seem all so familiar. This wonderful feeling of familiarity is actively created by Lardner through her choice of colour. The palette she uses to depict her idyllic harbours are strongly based on the colours of the sea and surrounding land. Rebecca Lardner remains completely loyal to the blues, greens, and greys and beiges that dominate the seas and skies of most English coast lines
Her characteristic works have a way of immediately transporting you to the seaside where you are breathing in the fresh sea air, rolling up your trousers to the knee and braving the chilly coastal waters for a few seconds at a time
Here’s a challenge, how many birds and how many different breeds of birds can you spot in each painting?
Explore the UK’s coastline – google maps of the English coastline
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaside_resort – interesting section on ‘British Seaside Resorts’
www.visitblackpool.com – we couldnâ€™t leave off Britain’s most famous seaside resort now could we?
I thought I would give mention to Rebecca and her work, she was recently awarded Best New Artist 2008 by the UK’s Fine Art Trade Guild.
This is quite a prestigious award in the Fine Art industry and demand for an artist’s work has historically rocketed after receiving the award, Iâ€™m sure her publisher Demontfort Fine Art, are very proud of her.
(All At Sea by Rebecca Lardner)
What is the secret to her success? Well I can certainly comment on the artwork itself and the publicâ€™s fondness for it.
It evokes reminiscing of the British seaside towns that we have all visited at some time in our lives: The quirkiness of the town houses that are so familiar with those areas, normally in very garish colours I might add! the fishing boats, the wharfs, the moorings, the blueness of the sea, Punch and Judy!
(Coming And Going by Rebecca Lardner)
Sometimes I can look at Rebeccaâ€™s pictures, see the harbour scene, spot the seagulls and really I can feel the spray hitting my face and smell the salty sea water and for a moment I am taken away!
(Seafarers I by Rebecca Lardner)
Ill calm down now, I think I’m getting carried away?