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Downstream, Barranco do Pisoes Painting

Liz Allen


Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 19.7 W x 27.6 H x 1.4 D in

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During the time spent at Barranco do Pisoes, mainly filling our water bottles from the font of spring water, I became aware of the dark spaces between the tall trees. I began to feel that they could lead to another dimension if one was able to pass through this dark space. At this time, Alvaro, my boyfriend was suffering from cancer. Strangely, while we were at the font filling our bottles, I felt that these dark spaces were infiltrating him, and becoming part of him and he was becoming part of them. Only later after he had passed on, I reflected on this as I worked on these paintings. I knew the Downstream painting which I painted first, had to be mainly purple and white. Upstream began to be more optimistic with the red hues glowing through, possibly symbolising (to me at least) that his transition had been completed, and all was well in the world of spirit.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

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Size:19.7 W x 27.6 H x 1.4 D in

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Born in 1957, Kent, UK. Studied at Bath Academy of Art from 1976-79, obtaining a degree in Fine Art painting. Now living and painting in Monchique, Algarve Portugal.After art college ended up getting a job for 15 years... including 7 years working for the South Bank Centre and Hayward Gallery, then moved to Brighton where she started painting again, exhibiting work every May during the Brighton festival.In 2005, Liz moved to the Monchique area of the Algarve, and most of her current work is of the landscape and scenery of the Algarve, from rural landscape to town scenes. Her paintings start with a cartoon like drawing' a direct and spontaneous response to being in a place. Colour and pattern art the most important elements in the painitngs, along with humour and a sense of the absurd.

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