Kim de Vries

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The challenge of translating the panoramic skies of the Somerset Levels through the medium of oil painting is  formidable. Breathing life into these scenes requires breaking them down into their component parts, sky, terrain, trees and water, all of which relate to and have an effect on each other.  The light given by an evening sky is constantly changing, having a dramatic effect on each element in terms of shadow and colour.

It is difficult to work outside on this scale with this medium, so I tend to immerse myself in the sense of the light I am trying to capture by taking hundreds of photographs and plastering the walls of my studio with them. I believe in thinking ‘abstractly’ while painting ‘descriptively’.  If the painting does not adequately describe the sense of the time and place I will move trees and change scale to achieve a certain form which is more evocative. So these paintings, though all depicting scenes within walking distance of my home in Godney, are not truly realistic but an attempt to get deeper into the sense of this beautiful and very particular landscape.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on art@heatherjanewallace.co.uk or call us on (0)7974 255 016  to find out if other works are currently available

KIM DE VRIES - GALLERY OF WORK

Willows in the Evening Light
Willows in the Evening Light

Kim deVries Oil on canvas £850

Sky, Levels 3 SOLD
Sky, Levels 3 SOLD

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Sky, Levels 5
Sky, Levels 5

Kim deVries Oil on canvas £850

Sky, Levels 4
Sky, Levels 4

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Sky, Levels 2  SOLD
Sky, Levels 2 SOLD

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Sky, Levels 1
Sky, Levels 1

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Fields, Looking Down
Fields, Looking Down

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Dusk
Dusk

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Track on the Levels
Track on the Levels

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

After Rain, The Levels
After Rain, The Levels

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Plums detail
Plums detail

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Old Pears - SOLD
Old Pears - SOLD

Kim deVries Oil on board

Fig
Fig

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Fig 2
Fig 2

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Portscatho Morning
Portscatho Morning

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Night Harbour
Night Harbour

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Somerset Levels  SOLD
Somerset Levels SOLD

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Winter branches
Winter branches
Somerset Levels - SOLDl
Somerset Levels - SOLDl

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Exhibition at Cedar's Hall
Exhibition at Cedar's Hall
Somerset Levels 4 detail2
Somerset Levels 4 detail2
Cornish Beach II - SOLD
Cornish Beach II - SOLD

Kim deVries OIl on canvas

Cornish Morning
Cornish Morning

Kim deVries Oil on canvas

Somerset Levels 2
Somerset Levels 2
Somerset levels  SOLD
Somerset levels SOLD

Kim deVries Oil on canvas SOLD

Dog
Dog

By Kim de Vries Charcoal on paper

nude drawing 1
nude drawing 1
Nude [detail]
Nude [detail]
Levels 3 - SOLD
Levels 3 - SOLD

Kim deVries Oil on board

Portscatho Harbour - SOLD
Portscatho Harbour - SOLD

Kim deVries Oil on board