Imogen Bone


“The landscape in Cornwall seems to be endlessly inspirational to me, I moved here to study and fell in love the the rhythm of the county. The differences in seasons, weather and energy from coast to coast all bring something new each time I paint them.There are certain pockets of this land I know better than others and it’s exciting that there is still much to explore and document, “ Imogen Bone.

Imogen Bone is a Cornish based artist who works both en plein air and in her studio where she translates her immediate drawn response to the environment into a more considered reflection of place; one discipline influencing the other.  The energy captured in the drawings helps maintain a spirit of place in the paintings and the skills honed in the studio allows Imogen to work fluidly outside. She endeavours to keep a freshness and freedom in her paintings but underpinned with accurately delineated realism. 

Her visual language, depicted through brushstrokes and drawn line, is constantly evolving and she feels is reflective of the changing coastline. The same part of coast that in one season can be tumbled boulders, wild seas and strong colours, the next season can be soft sand and tranquillity; the combined force of elements giving this restless landscape. 

Alongside her own practice, Imogen is a tutor at Newlyn School of Art where she teaches a short course called ‘Coast’.  Within this discussing technical aspects of material and structure of painting, demonstrating processes and grounded with a foundation understanding of the physical aspects of landscape. 

'Walking Distance' is Imogen's first exhibition at the Byre Gallery. 

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