Clarissa Galliano

From 1983 to the middle of the 2000’s my work was based on a strong tradition of drawing and painting from the figure, and still life, always enquiring into new ways to develop a personal artistic language.

In the last decade a growing interest in landscape, and in particular a strong response to the dramatic coastline of the Isle of Mann, has inspired my work to become more emotive in its source and more gestural and intuitive in its making. Like the tide, forever covering over and then revealing again, the surface of my paintings are constantly changing, being reworked over and over. In the making of the paintings  unexpected surfaces are revealed, wonderful short lived moments of a colour or tone appear, they may stay … or go…. I try to move foreward with each new mark, to find the paintings destination.