Inspired by the epic landscape painters of the Dutch Golden Age such as Jacob Van Rusiendeal and Jan Van Goyen, Denise Allan has created a series of painted boxes which depict the wild skies and vernacular architecture of Cumbria.
For over twenty years Denise has looked at the Dutch Masters as a source of inspiration, in particular the use of light within painting and the use of alternative surfaces on which to paint such as boxes, cabinets and furniture.
The lids of the Circular Topography Boxes are painted in oil and each one different. The outside is painted and lacquered in old black and the inside is painted in a specific blue which is inspired by the blue that reveals itself behind the stormy grey clouds in the skies of the Dutch Masters.
Available as part of the on-line exhibition Contemporary Folk Ware