Collection: Simone Russell

Simone Russell is a contemporary landscape painter based in London. She studied Printed Textiles at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art, refining her skills with colours, textures and visually captivating compositions. 
Currently, Simone is engrossed in a new series of atmospheric landscape paintings. These artworks draw inspiration from the talented painters of the Romantic period, a period that deeply resonates with Simone. She delves into the popular paintings that adorned the walls of her home during her formative years, with artists like Turner and Constable leaving a profound influence on her work. Their ability to capture the captivating beauty of landscapes has left an indelible mark on the art world, and Simone aims to pay homage to their legacy through her own artistic expression.
To convey a timeless quality in her paintings, Simone employs thin applications of oil paint using brushes, pours, and spills. She skillfully builds fine layers of glazes, creating a sense of air, light, and translucency that allows the past layers to remain visible. This technique enables viewers to forge a connection with the past while appreciating it through a contemporary lens. By combining this approach with modern mark-making and processes, Simone infuses the essence of both the past and the present into her work.
The juxtaposition of traditional Romantic elements and contemporary artistic techniques creates a compelling visual dialogue between different eras. This dialogue invites viewers to reflect on the allure of the past while engaging with it from a fresh and modern perspective. The resulting series of paintings aims to capture the essence of both the past and the present, evoking a sense of nostalgia while offering a contemporary interpretation. Simone Russell's artwork invites viewers to embark on a journey through time and explore the beauty of landscapes in a unique and thought-provoking way.