THE STRANGE EFFECT OF LIGHT by Mark Rowney
After years working as a commercial artist I wanted to rediscover why it was I went to Art College in the first place ~ my love for nature and the things that occur in the countryside that surrounds me, the stories that I see and experience daily. While I love the individual beauty of the smallest insect or the blackest crow, their folkloric myths and characteristics interest me the most ~ the arrival of the Lapwings in Spring or the nocturnal venturing of moths, the Bees thirst for nectar or the intricate construction of a nest. This small world ~ a few feet of meadow or the hole in a tree is the backdrop for my own artistic safari. I hope to convey this passion and bring all viewers of my work a glimpse into the province beneath their feet or the habitats that surrounds their homes.