Distant Lands

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Gavin Maughfling : 'Fargo'. Oil on Canvas, 162 x 121 cm 2005 (Private Collection) Gavin Maughfling : 'Glacier Peak'. Oil on Canvas, 158 x 117 cm, 2005 Gavin Maughfling : 'Electric Peak'. Oil on Canvas, 158 x 117 cm, 2005 Gavin Maughfling : 'Dreaming of Arizona'. Oil on Canvas, 158 x 117 cm, 2005 Gavin Maughfling : 'Plains'. Oil on Canvas, 2006 Gavin Maughfling : 'Rift'. Oil on Canvas, 95 x 75 cm, 2006 Gavin Maughfling : 'Ice Break'. Oil on Canvas, 95 x 75 cm, 2006 Gavin Maughfling : 'Ice Floe'. Oil on Canvas, 95 x 75 cm, 2006 Gavin Maughfling : 'White Out'. Oil on Canvas, 90 x 75 cm, 2006 Gavin Maughfling : 'Fall'. Oil on Canvas, 162 x 121 cm, 2006 (Private Collection) Gavin Maughfling : 'Shoreline'. Oil on Canvas, 157 x 117 cm, 2006 Gavin Maughfling : 'Void'. Oil on Canvas, 117 x 158 cm, 2007 (Private Collection)
These canvasses originated during long road trip through the South Western States one winter. On returning to London and finding that I wanted to paint the landscapes I had passed through, but having no photographs, I searched the internet until I found the same scenes on webcam streams. The project then evolved into a wider exploration of imagination projected across the computer scene, and of landscapes I have not visited but was suddenly able to inhabit in real time and across space. They also became an exploration of the tradition of the Sublime in landscape painting.
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