OLIVER FREEMAN - Studio 29

Savernake Forest is where I explore exciting shapes of ancient trees, fallen or rotting logs.   Images from Syria are so horrific and brutal to contemplate that I have framed its destruction as an illustrated manuscript decorated with cruel metallic demons.  It is a new departure from my sculptural forms of  I work mainly in oils in a variety of sizes. My paintings tend to reflect my background in architecture and sculpture. I strive to build rhythm, movement and patterns.   My work has been described as surreal, other worldly. Perhaps this is because the trees are sometimes illuminated by the moon, a marker of time.   Biog: I took a career break from architecture to take a first class honours degree in Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, but only returned to full time painting eight years ago when I eventually abandoned architecture.   Images left to right: 'Floating' - figures over a ploughed field in Wiltshire 92 x 122cm; 'Savernake Oak' - 168 x 122cm; 'Syria 2015' - 122 x 87; 'Oak' - ink drawing 32 x 52cm; 'Wiltshire landscape' - ink drawing 27 x 22cm.  

Directions
From Devizes: take the A342 towards Upavon. A couple of miles outside Devizes turn left at the Monument to go over Etchilhampton Hill. Follow this road for 2 miles, studio is on the right immediately before Wayside Garage.
Address
Wayside Farm, Etchilhampton, Devizes, SN10 3JT, Wiltshire,
Telephone
01380 860470
E-mail
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