About my work - Idyll

The painting, ‘Idyll’ depicts children playing on a swing; a series of figures gripping on to ropes, in the process of balancing and flying through the air. In the image the children seem to merge with the landscape around them. Painted entirely in sepia ink, it is reminiscent of 18th and 19th century landscape sketches. And yet, tiny details in the image, the stripes of a trainer, the straps of a sandal, the checked shirt, remind us that these are modern children. In this painting I wanted to create a contemporary version of arcadia, in which the children as natural beings, merge with nature around them.