“I prefer winter…when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” – Andrew Wyeth
As the hours of nightfall grow longer, the air becomes colder and trees become bare, winter offers an opportunity for introspection and stillness. The significant changes in the angles and quality of light, the colours in the environment and the life cycles of the natural world provide profound inspiration for many artists.
Some portray winter through a realistic lens, celebrating the raw beauty of the natural world, be it still and peaceful or stormy and dramatic. Others use the spareness and contrasts in the landscape as a means to explore the depths of the human condition and evoke an emotional response.