Piece description from the artist
Inspired by the soft pastel colors of spring, mixed in with the rainy days of London, this print is peaceful yet bright. The foundation for this piece was inspired by the foggy mix of blue and gray as it settles on to the city. Found in the swirling waters of the River Thames, the cloudy skies with the ever-present soft rain, and even the buildings with the concrete and stone, London is bursting with ethereal gray and blue tones. However, there are pops of soft pinks, golds, and creams found in the yellow brick, the flowers along the streets, and the sweet shops found in every neighborhood. No matter if you have lived in London, or were just passing through, this print will take you back! Bring some of that tranquility into your home and remember your time spent in this wonderful location.
Jennifer Carland is an artist who works with mixed media to create abstracted versions of aerial views and city maps. The work that she creates is loosely based on real geography and is abstracted so that the shapes, line, and color of the maps are altered to create a unique piece of artwork, showing an artistic representation of a real place.
Jennifer works with a variety of artistic materials and is fascinated by aerial views of the world around her. Each finished piece that she creates is of a map carefully selected for its geographical attributes and visual appeal then altered to create a unique piece of artwork. The finished product is a combination of hand-drawn and digitally altered images with many layers of colors and textures. The focus of her work is on interpreting the lines and shapes of a city map and changing the purpose of a map from utilitarian to conceptual. She intends to make the viewer think about their own place in relation to what is around them and appreciate the beauty in both the built and natural environments.