David Wiseman

David Wiseman
davidcwiseman@yahoo.com
www.davidwiseman.org.uk


The works on canvas are made in the studio and I also work directly from the landscape with a variety of mixed media on smaller works on paper and canvas . 

David Wiseman
David Wiseman, Woodland Water Brownsea Island, pencil on paper, 35 x 25

My painting is  inspired by particular landscape places or events using drawings, photographs and memory. Although spending a lot of time in Devon and the south coast I am equally inspired by local tree lined rivers and parklands close to my Ealing home. 

David Wiseman
David Wiseman, Woodland Life - Distant Water, acrylic, 2016,  102 x 76

My paintings are about the rich contrasting elements in the landscape. The tree which takes on many guises in my paintings is often used as a contrast to the rivers and streams that have recently dominated my work. The relationship between the complex, crowded tree and bush lined river bank and the fluid light and movement of the water is often an important part of my painting. I like to contrast elements ,such as the beautiful complicated pattern of a close up tree trunk against a flash of light in the far distance. When painting outside I try to convey the feeling of being part of the landscape.  I have been a keen runner for many years and most of my running is done along the riverside and canal that inspires much of my painting. 

David Wiseman
David Wiseman, Winter Pitshanger Riverside, 102 x 76, acrylic, 2016

This allows me to be absorbed by the landscape as I pass through it rather than seeing it as a picture postcard cut out image. I also want to instill this feeling of constant change and movement in my paintings.  They are begun in a loose, freely drawn calligraphic way using a series of marks, stains and shapes made with a wide variety of brushes, roller, scraper, sponge, etc.  The final image is slowly extracted in a playful, organic way using overlaid marks and glazes to express qualities of nature such as mood, light, colour, movement, atmosphere, space etc. 

David Wiseman
David Wiseman, Woodland Water, near Abergavenny,  acrylic,  2016,  102 x 76

I am attempting to find equivalents for the landscape in the physical qualities of paint, in order to express a feeling of flux in nature. I want the paintings to be intriguing, tantalising and ambiguous held between the plastic qualities of the paint and all the celebratory  magical illusions and evocations of the depiction of nature.

David Wiseman
David Wiseman, Woodland Water Brownsea Island,  100 x 76,  acrylic , 2016

Je réalise les œuvres sur toile à l’atelier, mais je travaille aussi en extérieur sur papier. Ma peinture s'inspire de paysages ou d'événements particuliers, en recourant aux dessins, aux photographies et aux souvenirs. L'arbre, qui revêt beaucoup d’aspects dans mes peintures, est souvent utilisé en contraste avec les rivières et les ruisseaux qui ont dominé mon travail récent. La relation entre l'arbre, complexe et dense, la rive bordée de buissons de la rivière, et la lumière et le mouvement fluides de l'eau constitue une part importante de mes peintures.

Elles commencent à la façon d’un dessin calligraphique, libre et ample, en utilisant une série de signes, de taches et de formes faits avec une grande variété de brosses, de rouleaux, de grattoirs, d'éponges, etc. L'image finale s’en extrait d'une manière ludique et organique, par signes et glacis superposés, pour exprimer des qualités naturelles comme l’ambiance, la lumière, le mouvement, l’atmosphère, l’espace, etc. Je cherche à trouver des équivalents du paysage dans les qualités physiques de la peinture, afin d'exprimer un sentiment de flux dans la nature. Je veux que les peintures soient intrigantes, séductrices et ambiguës, tenues entre les qualités plastiques de la peinture et toutes les illusions et les évocations magiques et festives du portrait de la nature