Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 61.5cm x 46.0cm (24.25″ x 18″)
Size with the frame: 77.0cm x 62.0cm (30.25″ x 24.5″)
This work portrays a mother and child, an image I am drawn to again and again. The work relates to this theme and also to the idea of memory. Both the figures and the birds are partially obscured, enveloped in mist. Rooks are considered bad luck and are associated with death and war in Celtic mythology. Is memory a continuously changing experience? Again, as in many of the works the figures are unaware of the creatures around them.
Rooks by Annemarie Stanley
Annemarie Stanley’s paintings are worked loosely, with areas of evident brushstroke and luminous colour while other parts are left barely touched. Every painting session explores the fall and depiction of light on form. Annemarie works quickly but will often work on a piece for a long time until she feels that there is a resolution within the painting.