Claude Monet is known for being one of the pioneers of impressionist art. Working towards the later half of the 19th century, Monet is one of the most famous French artists in history. He transformed the landscape genre and introduced plein-air painting to the fine art tradition. Monet’s reflections of the French countryside document the passing of seasons, the changes in light and the act of responding to nature as it is perceived, rather than as it is.
Jacek Malinowski creates work that blend elements of abstraction and realism. Jacek’s paintings are infused with bold colours and fine brush strokes to capture the atmosphere of far flung landscapes. The work of Monet has always been an inspiration for British artist Wayne Sleeth. Wayne reimagines Monet’s approach in much of his work, as recognisable motifs such as waterlilies and light reflections are depicted alongside text. Olga Bezhina follows a layering process whilst working. Using oil paint, she builds up the surfaces of her canvases with defined strokes that come together to create semi-abstracted impressions of light and nature.