July 02, 2024

Freight HHG has been showing the work of artist and friend Linda Felcey since 2017. Felcey’s work is mysterious and liminal. Her subjects often garnered from nature and the surrounding landscape she has observed and inhabited for decades. 
Linda Felcey studio

Living beneath the escarpment of Mount Caburn, where Downs meet Weald, Linda paints and draws from a shepherd's hut using only natural light.

The pieces we have chosen to show at Freight include small oil paintings and copperplate drypoint etchings. These capture seasonal mood and flux, especially the life cycle of trees, all rendered quietly with seemingly casual observation. No branch, climber, or bird escapes her eye. Season by season the changes are observed to create silent, haunting paintings and prints that embody this profound sense of place.

Linda’s exquisite still life interiors catch ceramics and cuttings from the garden in the half-light. Using oil on stretched linen, each piece captures a new light, a glance, a moment that lingers. In her own words, ‘the solid vessels that contain the mutable moment, where time is visible but not arrested, are imbued with their own stories captured in chips, cracks or a lost maker’s mark; warm and worn from holding.’

Working directly onto a copperplate, Linda’s drypoint etchings have a unique quality of line and tone. Each hand-printed and numbered edition is unique.

In her own words, 'capturing the familiar and fugitive, my work explores the sense and suggestion of the passage of time; the rapture of fleeting reality, a moment of being.'