￼Ever since she watched a storm roll in across a Cornish cliff-top as a young art student, Kathryn Thomas has been captivated by the impact of changing light on land, sea and sky.
For her latest collection, Shining Lights 2012, Kathryn has focused on one location for the first time in her career.
“Since moving from Bristol to Poole, I’ve become fascinated by the stunning surroundings of my new environment and I’m excited about the challenge of translating these sometimes majestic sometimes quiet sights through my art,” she says.
From an autumn dawn, through the glow of a midday winter sun to a long summer evening, Shining Lights 2012 features more than 50 interpretations of a variety of natural light shows across the local area.
But although inspired by the Dorset coastline, the settings are not easily recognisable as the works are not intended to be exact copies of nature.
“On a universal level, through painting I hope to encourage people to be aware of the power of nature and to realise our fleeting relationship with this planet,” says Kathryn.
The Studio, Poole www.kathryn-thomas.co.uk