"Lee Madgwick’s paintings have the unearthly power of a disturbing dream in which familiar places are cut adrift from everything reassuring and become outposts in a desolate spinal landscape. But a dream is indistinct, and fades; here they with the unfading, scrupulous, fascinating detail of a Dutch Master. Silence hangs over every canvas and poetry is found in meticulous renderings of every form of decay. Not death, though – his scenes are alive. The natural world thrives and reclaims, people have been here recently (thought they might not have meant well), and the weather is about to change." Will Wiles
The artist explains: “I hope to achieve a sense of drama in my work. Presenting a familiar image yet placing it in an intimate and moody setting. A narrative is very important – but intentionally never fully explained. I like to leave it for the viewer to come up with their own interpretation.”
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Image above: ECLIPSE | ACRYLIC ON CANVAS | 100 x 150 CM
"Eclipse was based on a house in Lefkada. It had a real presence on the hillside, yet felt it wanted to be left alone and not disturbed. The unusual misty light that morning was heavy, a little like the moon was partially covering the sun." Eclipse is also the term for a group of moths, and you will notice here that Lee has included a few dancing around the light in the porch to add life.