Freya Horsley


Freya’s paintings represent a deeply personal response to the landscape, focusing particularly on the changing effects of light and weather.

With land and seascape forming the backdrop, her experimentation with paint leads her to explore the relationship between a painterly surface and the illusion of space, with what she describes as “veils and layers”. Using a wide variety of materials, such as oil, wax, collage, spray paints, oil pastels, she creates atmospheric artworks of extraordinary beauty. She loves to draw outside in the landscape – “sitting by the sea as the light fades or fighting the wind on a fellside”.

Painted in the Canadian Rockies, the Himalayas in Nepal, the Rift Valley in Kenya and all over Europe as well as in Scotland, Cornwall and the Lakes.

She has a first class honours degree in art and has won several prizes. She holds prestigious residencies including one at the University of York where she lives and paints.

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