Leila Godden

Leila Godden

“My paintings aim to evoke feelings and experiences unique to each individual, expressed through my connection with the sea. The vast panorama of changing light, dramatic weather and powerful water, framed by rocks solid with history, yet transient with time and the rhythm of the earth. The minutiae of rock pools juxtaposed against the expansive sweep of sea and sky. Here, I feel a completeness incorporating time and space, stillness and movement.

Drawing from within, artist interacts with the materials to create an “inscape”. This embodies the idea that the inner and outer world meet in the consciousness of an individual, and into this space a person will project their own uniqueness. The painting becomes a threshold in a dialogue between inner and outer. Beyond words, but sensed and understood”.

Leila prefers a water based medium, which also has substance and sculptural qualities when required. Acrylic paint responds well to textures, working in layers, burnishing, or flowing freely as water is applied in various ways, allowing the pigments to interact. She prefers to limit her palette, to create harmony and a sense of continuity.

She is a member of the United Society of Artists (UA), regularly exhibiting in London, and Chairman of artist run Chalk Gallery, in Lewes, East Sussex.

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