Svalbard - High Arctic Expedition 2017

In Autumn 2016 I traveled to the High Arctic sailing up the coast of Svalbard from Longyearbyen to Fuglefjorden on a tall ship as part of a 3 week expedition with the Arctic Circle, an annual expeditionary residency programme.

Working with such a remarkable landscape I felt completely overwhelmed by the sheer scale of such an extreme environment on the peripheries of the world. Landing and walking beside glaciers, up into drifting mist hanging in dark snow-strewn mountains, standing on deck watching a thunder grey and pale blue world passing, and trying to capture all this on paper was an impossible task. New work slowly emerged in the studio reflecting the experience.

My journey through the Arctic is charted in

Large drawings and paintings - oil on canvas 

shown with Cadogan Contemporary gallery

Fjortende Julibukta  mixed media on canvas 112cm x 150cm

Falling, Hiorthfjellet. 130x130cm oil on canvas

Dissolving, Fjortende Julibukta  oil on canvas 150x130cm

Hiothfjellett in ice fog,  Graphite on Mylar, 135x 80cm

Fjortende Julibukta, diptych,  mixed media on paper 2019

Gipsvika, Svalbard, mixed media on paper, 78°26,2´N, 016°25,9´E 

Where dark and light are bound together, Fuglefjorden, oil on canvas 150x130cm.

©2018 Janette Kerr