Born in 1932, Harold Mockford has lived in East Sussex for most of his life. His work focuses on local land and seascapes. The paintings are bold and earthy and have a spiritual resonance, remind you that there is another realm of human experience beyond the physical.
“ For me painting is about recapturing the wonder. Working from the subject, be it landscape or a flower piece, I have to intensify the shape and colour until a time comes when the painting has a strangeness which feels right. My influences have been many; it is difficult to single out any particular artist. I regard all those artists in the past and contemporary artists trying to give shape to experience as my role models inspiring me to try.”