Ambreen Anwar, Blackburn Member Since February 2011 Artist Statement My work evokes a sense of calmness, structure and tranquillity, just as you feel in a peaceful garden. I based my work on a local park, somewhere you can escape from the poise of traffic and bustle in a town or city to a more ordered, heaven- like environment. I like to work on a small scale with a great attention to detail, building up paintings with small brush strokes so they seem like precious objects.
I have been inspired by artists who have painted the landscape, particularly constable and Poussin, but for different reasons. constable because of his immediacy and vigour, Poussin because of the sense of order and structure in his paintings.