Tori Tipton is a British contemporary landscape painter inspired by the land, sea and sky. Her paintings are an instinctive response to the affinity that she feels with the natural world and in particular its relationship with the ever-changing weather of the British Isles. Throughout a continual exploration of the landscape she responds to the atmosphere and sense of drama that the constantly changing elements never fail to provide.
“It is the emotional connection to our place in nature that I explore in my paintings, – how we experience the world here and now; our emotional response, beliefs and attitudes towards the natural environment.
The ambivalent forces of nature are a running theme to my work. Nature is often associated with peace, calm and beauty, but nature also has a wild side which is cold, dark and dangerous. It is these wild places where one can retreat from civilization, reconnect with the Earth, and find healing, meaning and significance that I explore in my atmospheric oil paintings. “
Her work emerges from layers of oil paint which give her paintings substance and texture. By focusing on the energy of a place rather than an actual representation she aims to suggest a sense of solitude and contemplation in her work. To offer the viewer a chance to pause and reflect on the memories and emotions that the often powerful or sometimes benign presence of nature may evoke.