Christopher Riisager, Recent Paintings, 9 February - 2 March, 2019
Christopher Riisager has spent almost all his life on the Dorset/Wiltshire border aside from the years spent studying Fine Art at Goldsmiths during the 1980’s. He has a profound knowledge of, and relationship with, that landscape, developed through long, silent study. And yet, he finds that the most emotive landscapes are often those which reveal themselves in a moment of travel, or contemplation, where a movement of light or shadow can lead to a rediscovery of somewhere familiar.
The paintings in this exhibition were nearly all begun outside during the long, hot summer of 2018 and finished in the studio. They include paintings of Dorset and Wiltshire, inland around Melbury Down and Hambledon Hill, and coastal landscapes from Abbotsbury to Studland.