Jo Hathaway

I am a Brighton-based landscape painter and illustrator, with work that spans the abstract spectrum. My pictures are heavily influenced by poetry and prose, and aim to express the relationship between memory and landscape. 

Proust famously wrote of the surge and detail of memories of his childhood brought back by eating ‘a tiny crumb of madeleine’. To me, landscape has the same impact. Our memories are set in the places we formed them, subjective, unreliable, abstract. Landscapes themselves hold their own memories – of individuals, of events, of times, of culture.

 

I draw on my own memories of landscape, as well as taking inspiration from poetry and prose, drama, friends, family, and my children, about what landscape remembers for them.

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