Sylvia Paul: Fragrant Garden Breeze

Sylvia Paul: Fragrant Garden Breeze


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As its title demonstrates, Fragrant Garden Breeze saturates our eyes and imaginations with an abundance of vibrant flowers, especially in the foreground, as a soft gust is depicted as ever so gently interrupting this tranquil setting, indicating a delicate sense of movement. Dappled generously by a pleasing summer’s day light, the expansive range of petals forms a spectrum of stippled, spirited marks, orbited by a range of viridian and emerald greens, in turn accentuating the splendour of the plants in full bloom. It is through Paul’s adventurous paint application and striking use of colour that one can easily conceive of the exquisite scents emitting from this delightful garden, whilst embracing this welcoming, cooling brush of air.

Paul’s approach is, without exception, an emphatic response to the inescapable, organic vivacity of nature. Working in thick, impasto layers, the artist adopts the versatility of oil paints in order to skilfully sculpt the medium onto canvas with a palette knife, encouraging an intriguing range of textures to interrupt the flatness of the surface and construct a rhythmic sensory pattern akin to the wide-ranging fibres of the landscape.

Sylvia Paul’s artistic journey thus far is nothing short of remarkable. With an education in painting at Colchester School of Art and Hockerill College of Education, she has gone on to exhibit extensively for the past forty years both across the UK and abroad with distinguished names including the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and Mall Galleries, to name a few. In 2013, Paul’s exhibition at Gallery Sakura in Japan made an astonishing 36 sales in three days.

In her words, “I love my life as an artist, creating original paintings that I hope reflect the joy I have when working on them. I want to share colour, light, and energy.”

More of this talented artist’s works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.

Dimensions: H: 80cm x W: 100cm

Material: Oil on Canvas

Burford Garden Company is acting as an agent on behalf of the artists displaying work in this online gallery. Refunds on works are discretionary and goods must be returned within seven days of purchase, at the latest.