Inspired by the colours of JW Turner, this striped wood collage artwork is an exploration of the interactions between violet and orange.
The artist began this work by painting two panels of birch wood in different ombres (a gradual blending of one color hue to another): one from vivid ochre yellow through to bright orange, the other deep violet to blue. These panels were then cut into thin strips and reassembled to form a soft, hazy abstract landscape.
Amelia Coward's works are beautifully crafted experiments in colour blending which are influenced by the colour theory of Josef Albers, the German 20th Century artist and educationalist. Albers' work led Amelia to focus on the interaction of colours as well as the carefully composed spacial balance between geometric elements such as circles and stripes.
Amelia Coward holds a First class Honours from Central St Martins and an MA from the Royal College of Art. Her artworks can be found in both private and corporate collections worldwide.