Jill Campbell’s response to Trevor Bell oil painting “Above and Below”

As an abstract landscape artist influenced by the 1950’s abstract expressionist work of Peter Lanyon, I chose the painting “Above and Below” by Trevor Bell who was involved with the St Ives School at the same time.  I was interested both by the way this abstract painting applied recognisable landscape motifs in a portrait composition and had a title of ambiguous meaning that could be referencing the layers of paint used or the sky and earth. I responded by applying these ideas to an abstract painting of the Fell landscape I usually paint, using colours I often choose with multiple layering and similar vertical compositional elements.
To see the original Trevor Bell painting, click on this link: