I have long admired the work of Sibella Makower. She paints meditative oils and watercolours of kitchen table life and the passage of the seasons in her garden, alongside landscapes of the North Wessex Downs, fields of Quercy in France and a group of tiny islands off the coast of Norway.
Her work operates on a fine line between painterly freedom and considered observation, aspiring towards authentic representations of places and things which also engage with the medium of paint in a spontaneous way.
I find Sibella's work extremely compelling. Her use of colour and form results in paintings which draw the eye and create a harmony within a room.