Artwork of the Month - July 2014
Sunset on Sark
Artist: Bozena Pollock
Medium: Oil on canvas
Status: On loan from the artist
Before moving to the Island with her Guernsey born husband, the Polish artist Bozena Pollock studied at the Art College in Krakow and then Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. She also completed a BSc in Restoration & Conservation at London Metropolitan University, going on to work in this area before having her two children.
Bozena recalls that this painting of 'Sunset on Sark', "was painted after being enchanted by the unique environment of the island, experiencing the colour, atmosphere and silence of the place."
Bozena's landscapes communicate the movement and complex forms that appear in nature using expressive but controlled lines. The energy and deeply Expressionistic hues within the painting, reminiscent of Polish Expressionists such as Gustaw Gwozdecki (1880-1935), convey the drama of La Coupée; the narrow strip of cliff and rock which connects Little Sark to the rest of the island.
Bozena now juggles a busy family life with her painting, taking advantage of the rare occasions she can retreat to her studio.
More examples of Bozena Pollock's landscapes can be viewed on: www.flickr.com/photos/gildinguernsey