Sam Vicary challenges the viewer to rethink the landscape genre in her paintings of land, sky and sea. Through the practice of walking, she deliberately imagines the land that once was, discovering old routes and pathways that linked ordinary lives and settlements. She exposes the viewer to separate notions; an unwaveringly romantic view of landscape alongside an unsettling, dangerous place of jeopardy and lost species.
The artist paints as an antidote to the picturesque; using painterly marks, pattern and techniques to disguise the threat. The viewer stumbles through hollows and shadows, glimpsing challenges, encouraged by the artist to view it and not consume it.
Sam is an artist from Wales who’s work is currently selling online through Canfas Cardigan, Wales.