Life Force: A Painter's Response to the Nature Poetry of Ted Hughes
Hardback | 180 pages | Size 250 x 250mm |
Publication 07 October 2020 | ISBN 9781914079641
A stunning sequence of 34 abstract artworks, each taking their inspiration from the poetry of former UK poet laureate Ted Hughes (1930–1998) and the evocative setting of the Yorkshire moors.
With quotations from Hughes’s work included alongside the pieces they provoked, moving commentary by Louise detailing their background and inclusive of preliminary sketches and photography, this wonderfully produced hardback documents a journey through both literature and the landscape.
Appealing to a broad audience of artists and potential artists, appreciators of the work of Hughes and all who are interested in contemporary art and the relationship between poetry and the visual, this reflection on the artistic process provides a personal insight into how great writers can continue to move us so profoundly and stimulate the work showcased here.
Louise Fletcher is a mixed-media visual artist based in North Yorkshire. Her multi-layered, semi-abstract pieces focus on the character of the environment in which she lives and her deep connection to the place and its history. Louise co-hosts Art Juice, a podcast in which she discusses the practical and philosophical aspects of life as a practising artist. www.louisefletcherart.com.