Nautical art has been a long established motif which for many was used to convey the beauty of their surroundings or the dramatic hardships of a sailor’s life. In Laura Heaney’s current series, she attempts to evoke the romantic gesture of transition, a theme found commonly thread through so many nautical compositions, almost creating a dreamlike state. To help accentuate this abstract upheaval often felt during transit, Heaney has taken inspiration from J. M.W. Turner to develop her gestural painting style while grounding the seascapes by adding detailed illustrations of ships from both historical and fictional seafaring tales.

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