Marker V - Hill, Rod and Stone

1976

Hempton, Paul
Paul Hempton's landscapes are not based on his observations of actual locations. Although he is inspired by nature, his paintings are the result of his meditations on the experience rather than recording what he has actually seen. As he notes, 'anyone knows what it is to be impressed by standing at a place like Silbury Hill or to be moved by some landscape experience, the problem (for the artist) is now to consume it and make it into a painting.' Hempton works on paintings over a prolonged period, often several years, adding and reworking forms until they dissolve into mists of colour. Ann Jones
  • Artwork Details: 181.5 x 242cm
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  • Material description: oil on canvas
  • Credit line: © the artist
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  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 2026

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