“Vertical Solitude”, one of my abstract landscapes, has been hung horizontally by the interior designers. I’ve got no problem with that. However you’d like to see the art is the way it should be hung. The Smithe, 855 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC.

Artist’s Statement

When I first set out to create a new artwork, I sometimes spend a lot of time choosing the first image I’ll work with. Not so with this one. I knew right away I wanted to use some of the lake and shoreline images I’d captured on my trip to the Rocky Mountains. As I began to work up the image I started to use looser textures that I felt were like calligraphic brushwork in traditional Chinese paintings. I turned the composition vertically and continued to build the composition, thinking about the majesty of the vertical rock faces and how the natural world is also permeated by a delicate ecosystem, composed of many interdependent entities, powerful yet fragile.

Print in Limited Edition: Available at Art Works Gallery

digital texture of artwork

“Vertical Solitude”, texture detail

abstract landscape original art print titled "Vertical Solitude", 24x30 inches, aqueous pigmented inkjet by Ellen Scobie, Vancouver

“Vertical Solitude”, 24×30 inches, aqueous pigmented inkjet