Tuesday 3 August 2010

Charles Borrell "Echoes Of The Sea"

Charles Borrell is an artist of great interest to us at Sorazora. We would like to share with you his beautiful oceanscapes that express both nature's beauty and power.

Working with either acrylic or oil paints, Charlie seems to effortlessly convey the bond between sky and sea through the line of the horizon. Some works evoke feelings of storms and a force of nature while others have a calming effect on the viewer through the beautiful smoothness of the ocean. The colours will transport you to the Mediterranean and just like the ocean itself, one can easily get lost for hours in its hypnotising splendour.

For me, skies and seas have always been difficult subjects to paint with due justice. Capturing the power and movement of waves and the soft edges of clouds are beyond many an artist's skill, but Charlie not only does them justice, he invites the voyeur into the image to see their own seascape play out before them.

Born at the foothills of Mt Pelion on the East coast of Greece, his childhood years were filled with many hours watching out to sea and taking in the varying beauty of the different seasons and weather patterns. It is without doubt that these years had a fundamental effect on his ability to paint the ocean and its skies in later life.

In his own words he explains "Focusing on the memory of the image than rather the image itself, I explore the essence of a single moment and its relationship with time, space and serenity, giving the viewer a glimpse into a world offering emotional solace."

To view samples of his work, please feel free to visit www.charlesborrell.com or alternatively you could pop on down to Greenwich market on a Saturday or Sunday and meet the man himself with a collection of his work in the artist's corner.