Lorraine Tuck

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when you reach the sea

when you reach the sea

Inspired by a walk across the windswept fields towards the sea, blustery and fresh, salty and changeable

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Mixed Media
40cm x 30cm
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Inspired by walking close to the sea made up of many layers of paint with many small details, to evoke the atmosphere of the day. Walking a line between abstraction and figuration. A place to contemplate
What we leave behind

What we leave behind

An imaginary landscape of distant hills, magical valleys, mists - our hopes & dreams. A place to rest & think.

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Mixed Media
120cm x 100cm
An imaginary landscape of misty hills and valleys maybe reminiscent of tradition japanese art.
We are all bruised fruit

We are all bruised fruit

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Mixed Media
60cm x 60cm
Le berceau de fulcanelli I (the birthplace of Fulcanelli I)

Le berceau de fulcanelli I (the birthplace of Fulcanelli I)

Where was the last great Alchemist born? here in this abstracted landscape

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Mixed Media
70cm x 50cm
This is one of a series of three paintings made when i started to research the life of the french alchemist, fulcanelli, I started to imagine where he might have come from and to think about the turning of base metal into gold. It is between place and imagination.
Le berceau de fulcanelli II (the birthplace of Fulcanelli II

Le berceau de fulcanelli II (the birthplace of Fulcanelli II

One of a series of three paintings made following research into the French Alchemist Fulcanelli

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Mixed Media
70cm x 50cm
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Decline I

Decline I

A landscape that feels Urban, this is one of the paintings that comes from my early experiences and memories of London Life, yet made at a distance. It may speak to you of other places and times too.

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Mixed Media
100cm x 100cm
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Like many of my paintings this one is about a sense of place. It is evocative of the city I grew up in, London, but a London before Gentrification. A city in a state of flux, changing, decaying, declining and then regenerating. All manmade landscapes change, be it city or village and perhaps I was thinking about this as the painting developed because it has become embodied with a sense of this cycle of change.
She stepped lightly into Spring

She stepped lightly into Spring

That wonderful light feeling of spring under your feet...

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Mixed Media
70cm x 50cm
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A Small place to go II

A Small place to go II

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Mixed Media on Canvas
30cm x 25cm
without the sea II

without the sea II

This painting is about loss, remembrance and wistfulness. This abstract seascape reminds me i am very far from the sea.

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Mixed Media on Canvas
50cm x 50cm
This abstract seascape is about loss, remembrance and has a certain wistfulness. It reminds me i am far from the sea.
Rich ground for the fertile imagination

Rich ground for the fertile imagination

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Mixed Media
60cm x 60cm
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Talmont

Talmont

The spirit of Talmont sur Gironde - the blue Atlantic coast, the strong breeze, the spidery nets and precariously perched fishermen's huts - captured with layers of paper, paint, crayon and pastel on wood panel

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Mixed Media
28cm x 46cm
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Talmont sur Gironde on the Atlantic coast (France Cote Ouest, poitou Charentes). This landscape mixed media painting is balanced between abstraction and representation and many layered in much the same way as the fascinating coastline of this area.
A small Arcadia for the damaged

A small Arcadia for the damaged

This little painting became my escape route in a time of extreme stress, my imagined world of brightly lit uplands

Mixed Media on Canvas
This little painting became my therapy at a time of great stress - it was the imaginary balm that kept me sane, and proved the power of painting for my soul.
The village we drove through

The village we drove through

Based on a series of sketches made at different times of the day and evening,en plein air in Crockenwell Devon.

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Mixed Media on Canvas
40cm x 40cm
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The place you were lost in

The place you were lost in

Abstract landscape made on Dartmoor

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Mixed Media on Canvas
120cm x 170cm
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This painting was inspired by being trapped in a bog on Dartmoor
The rose tinted glasses - Okehampton

The rose tinted glasses - Okehampton

A watercolour abstract townscape

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Watercolour on Paper
40cm x 60cm
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Reflecting the love hate relationship of my local town, Okehampton
Albedo

Albedo

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Mixed Media on Canvas
20cm x 20cm
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Azimuth

Azimuth

Strongly influenced by the English modernist painters of the late 50's early 60's. This is almost a window onto that long gone world

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Mixed Media on Canvas
120cm x 100cm
This painting was heavily influenced by the heroic english modernist painters of the 50's and 60's. Artists such as Peter Lanyon, John Piper, Roger Hilton and Ivon Hitchens. Looking out of the dark and dusty closed up studio to the exciting past.
Chorology square 2

Chorology square 2

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Mixed Media on Canvas
40cm x 40cm
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Estuary

Estuary

A mapped Landscape, imaginary or real or painted?

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Mixed Media on Canvas
120cm x 100cm
lessons at home

lessons at home

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Mixed Media on Canvas
20cm x 20cm
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The gentle spring

The gentle spring

Returning to a rainy somerset in the spring, this painting is an exploration of a gentle palette

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Mixed Media on Canvas
50cm x 70cm
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A landscape created in response to the spring rains on the somerset levels
Chorology

Chorology

Mapping my personal landscape, tears, stains and joy

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Mixed Media on Canvas
80cm x 80cm
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A way of searching for home. Mapping my inner landscape
Tears for a place I've never been II

Tears for a place I've never been II

One of three abstract landscape paintings made at the time of the Japanese Earthquake

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Mixed Media on Canvas
60cm x 50cm
'Tears for a place I've never been' A Mixed media painting created during the period of the Japanese earthquake when our thoughts were with the people of Japan and their plight. It is an abstract landscape of the imagination, the media news coverage and my nightmares.
The wedding Officer's girl

The wedding Officer's girl

An earlier mixed media collage and ink work, inspired by a book by Antony Capella. Framed under glass.

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Collage
40cm x 30cm
'The Wedding Officer's Girl' This framed paper and ink collage was inspired by the Antony Capella book 'The Wedding Officer' and created using a variety of papers (including Pellegrino water labels) and inks.
Kame terrace II

Kame terrace II

One of two paintings made in response to the winter in central France

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Mixed Media on Canvas
80cm x 40cm
A painting made in response to the glacial winters of central France
Castello

Castello

Venice

Mixed Media on Canvas
The dark green water and pink/terracotta walls of venice left a lasting impression.
The most beautiful city in the world

The most beautiful city in the world

Venice

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Mixed Media on Canvas
15cm x 15cm
Venice
When the tide goes out I

When the tide goes out I

Painted onto a deep wooden panel this small painting has an appeal that is almost like that of a ceramic piece - a painting that is almost an object. It is a quiet space of contemplation.

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Mixed Media
20cm x 50cm
This painting was part of a reflection on the marks we leave in the world, it is a quiet place of contemplation, a zen sense of calm, almost a little shrine.
Winter Forest

Winter Forest

A winter walk through an imaginary landscape of forests & hills

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Mixed Media
39cm x 77cm
An abstract landscape that invites the viewer to take this winter walk and enjoy the textured landscape. Painted on a deep edged wooden panel
The tower of hidden desires

The tower of hidden desires

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Mixed Media on Canvas
100cm x 100cm
A sense of spring

A sense of spring

A painting of hope and lightness, soft veils of colour layer this landscape of the imagination -

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Mixed Media
100cm x 70cm
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A sense of Winter

A sense of Winter

Many layers will never now reveal the painting of L'Isle Jourdain which started this abstract work, buried like the Island will one day be.

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Mixed Media
50cm x 50cm
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This many layered mixed media painting began as a work based on the Island at L'Isle Jourdain in the Vienne, Poitou charentes, France. The original depiction is buried under the paint never to be seen, but it's essence is there.
We will get to grey

We will get to grey

This landscape of the imagination explores texture and line in combination with the unpredictability of graphite powder to suggest a place far off but inevitable.

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Mixed Media on Canvas
70cm x 50cm
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This painting is inspired by the view from the studio window over the dramatic but sometimes bleak valley of the river Vienne in winter
without the sea

without the sea

Sometimes i feel a very long way from the sea, this painting is about things missing, remembrance and wistfulness.

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Mixed Media on Canvas
50cm x 50cm
This painting is an abstract seascape, it is about loss, remembrance and wistfulness. It is delicately coloured and very textural.
And then we see the sea

And then we see the sea

Where the ground, the sea and sky come together - that wonderful childhood feeling of finally reaching the blustery coast on a fine day

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Mixed Media on Canvas
100cm x 100cm
Feeling the excitement of reaching the sea, getting to the edge of the land, looking over the cliffs, the light, the air, at the end of the estuary
Montmorillon

Montmorillon

Montmorillon - in acrylic, paper, pastel, carton, cake wrappers, ink, glue, tourist brochures, pencil - on canvas. The spirit of a lovely and lively town embedded into a painting, made en plein air in situ

Mixed Media
100cm x 100cm
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Montmorillon a painting of the beautiful french town made in the town on a hot summer weekend
Bright spots in a quiet life

Bright spots in a quiet life

Mixed Media on Canvas
50cm x 50cm
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Jurassic City

Jurassic City

An abstract landscape that began on the jurassic coast of devon and ended in a cityscape of the imagination

Mixed Media on Canvas
70cm x 100cm
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exmouth
Exmouth

Exmouth

Watercolour and oil pastel on paper. Following sketches of the rocks at exmouth that appear only at low tide.

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Watercolour on Paper
40cm x 60cm
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The rock formations at Exmouth appear only at low tide and form almost a cityscape
Fresh fish this morning

Fresh fish this morning

A small framed collage on a scrap of card from the Rialto fish market in Venice

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Collage
15cm x 26cm
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Faced with the overwhelming beauty of venice I found myself gathering scraps and searching out the everyday, like the fish market, somehow it was my way to connect with the city which is almost too rich to cope with
Homelands

Homelands

A landscape imagined or real or painted?

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Mixed Media on Canvas
120cm x 100cm
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Based on the Valley of the River Vienne in France this is my idealised landscape
And then she blossomed

And then she blossomed

A painting which responds to the coming of spring in the potager gardens below my studio

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Mixed Media on Canvas
56cm x 46cm
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A painting made in response to the coming of spring in the potager gardens below my studio in France
Chorology at length

Chorology at length

Mapping a personal landscape

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Mixed Media on Canvas
80cm x 40cm
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Chorology square 3

Chorology square 3

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Mixed Media on Canvas
40cm x 40cm
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Hinterland

Hinterland

A landscape, real, imagined or painted?

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Mixed Media on Canvas
100cm x 70cm
A landscape, real, imagined or painted. A place to rest. A search for home
Mollweide

Mollweide

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Mixed Media on Canvas
70cm x 100cm
On the other side

On the other side

Inspired by a London childhood close to the Thames

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Mixed Media on Canvas
56cm x 46cm
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When I was a child in London we never went on the 'other' side of the river. When I started to make this work it just became a memory map of the divide between South and East London
Tears for a place I've never been 1

Tears for a place I've never been 1

One of three abstract landscape paintings made at the time of the Japanese earthquake.

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Mixed Media on Canvas
60cm x 50cm
'Tears for a place I've never been 1' A mixed media painting created during the period of the Japanese earthquake, when our thoughts were with the people of Japan and their plight. It is an abstract landscape born of imagination, the media news stories and my nightmares.
Tears for a place I've never been III

Tears for a place I've never been III

An abstract landscape made at the time of the Japanese earhquake

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Mixed Media on Canvas
60cm x 50cm
'Tears for a place I've never been' A mixed media abstract landscape painting created during the period of the Japanese earthquake, when our thoughts were with the people of Japan and their plight. This abstract landscape comes from imagination, the media news coverage and my nightmares.
Kame Terrace 1

Kame Terrace 1

Abstract Landscape

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Mixed Media on Canvas
80cm x 80cm
This is an abstract landscape made in the winter responding to the glacial temperatures and ice covered countryside of central France
A mountain to climb

A mountain to climb

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Mixed Media on Canvas
15cm x 15cm
Mestre

Mestre

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Mixed Media on Canvas
120cm x 100cm