Exhibited in "Continuing From Constable" at Kevis House Gallery, 16 February - 15 March 2014.
In 1991 and 1992 Simon Marsh undertook a 16-month walk around the Coast of England & Wales. Like Constable, Marsh studied the effects of weather and light over the English landscape. His pictures bring home to us the changeability of light on clouds, hills and trees. Here is a man absorbed in all the variations of the natural world around him, travelling as artists so often did in the early nineteenth century on foot.
In studies of clouds, or of shifting patches of light as rain moves across the hills, there is an extraordinary mastery of the hand showing us what the heart and eye see.
The light changes, colours come and go, hills and hedges, trees and fields change their aspect to us.
As with Constable, we are brought back to all the richness of the natural world, the elements and the landscape, the earth, the sky, the waters, the colours and light all around us.