I have always constructed landscapes in my mind, from all the actual landscapes that I know. The mountains and rivers and plains are key elements, but it is the spaces between - the passes, valleys and pathways, that capture my imagination, as if they represent passages in life. Through my paintings my intention is to evoke a sense of place, to combine intuitive impulse with reasoned strategies and through my personal approach establish a kinship with the landscape. Evolving the expressive image in paint is a process of self-conscious observation, how the ideas are painted is what is important.
That everything from direct observation – plein air painting to studio paintings based on sketches, studies and photographs is a personal journey of self-expression.
Joanna Dudson Scott