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Note: this information has been added for GSCE Drama students seeking background information about the painting, which is included in a stimulus from Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations.
I made this painting in 2011, when I was starting to become interested in art as a career. I have always loved nature and landscapes; this particular location was inspired by Rivendell from The Lord of the Rings and the floating islands in James Cameron's Avatar, as well as Romantic masters such as Caspar David Friedrich and Bierstadt. I love imagining worlds and stories, and painting is a way to communicate them; the intention here was to inspire wonder, mystery or a sense of the sublime. As for the color palette, I was aiming for a Romantic fantasy feeling, emphasized by the pinks, purples and subtle sunrise colors.
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