Towards Hope by Kristan Baggaley
Winter climb by Kristan Baggaley
Towards Mam Tor by Kristan Baggaley

Kristan Baggaley

...evocative, interpretational, inspiring

Kristan Baggaley’s paintings are influenced by the Dark Peak District. Mood, atmosphere and texture are vital aspects of his work. It is an area he was born near and he has lived on its borders for most of his life. It is a landscape sculpted by natural forces, including mankind, over thousands of years.


Kristan Baggaley regularly visits the Peak District from Sheffield for walks and inspiration and has an intimate knowledge of the edges and moorlands throughout the changing seasons.  Influenced by Turner and Girtin, his paintings reveal the atmosphere and space of the landscape in it's various moods. 
 
In his work over the last ten years Kristan has attempted to find an individual expression between figurative and abstract painting, which is revealed in each painting by the depth of colours expressing the shape, and nature of each location. The paintings are not simply about the features in the landscape but more about the colour, and its relationship with the surroundings and with the weather and light.
 
He often repeats paintings of the same view in different lights, and as such gets to know more about the essence and changing nature of each one. Kristan typically paints in seasonal colours, reflecting his physical exploration of the landscape, and the exhibition is full of vibrant heathers, sun-drenched edges and impending skies as the weather changes from summer to autumn.
 

He uses the physical construction of the landscape through oil paint mixed with sand and gritstone. These sculptured canvases emit a light and shadow of their own from the density of their structure; and the colour and mood of the paintings can be seen to change in different light.


Kristan Baggaley’s paintings are influenced by the Dark Peak District. Mood, atmosphere and texture are vital aspects of his work. It is an area he was born near and he has lived on its borders for most of his life. It is a landscape sculpted by natural forces, including mankind, over thousands of years.
 

The layering and weathering of its elements has caused Kristan to use thick textural qualities in his painting, sand and other materials often being added to the paint.

The layering of paint may take many months of patiently applying and removing the surface and several more weeks in drying. This special exhibition features some outstanding new work by an increasingly collectable artist.

 

 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015


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