THE new exhibition at Gallery on the Square in Poundbury features recent work by Dorchester artist Caz Scott, on show from 10th October to 10th November.
The striking paintings celebrate the beauty of the Dorset landscape, and are particularly inspired by the dramatic Jurassic coastline.
Caz, who is artist in residence at the Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life at Kimmeridge, says: “I believe there isn’t a place that compares to the one where the world has come alive to you, where you know every rock, every path, and now all these images are held so clearly in my mind.
“At the edge the power of nature is so clear and to stand at the sea’s edge and know how that landscape has been shaped, 500 million years of history, changes so massive, yet looking and feeling so permanent and unchanging, knowing it will all disappear and reform and reshape. There at the edge I can see so clearly, the light takes on a different quality.”
In her work Caz aims to reflect the strength and structure of the land: “When I look I see everything is perfectly placed, nothing untidy, no jarring notes, great harmony. I can’t improve it but I only aim to reflect. I want my audience to look, nearly as hard as I do when I’m out drawing.”
Pictured: Corfe Castle.