Angie Spencer Paintings   Contemporary British Landscape painter

Responses to Music

I am a classical violinist and I find that listening to and playing music invokes visual imagery. The paintings on this page are some of my experiments.

 

From 2014 I started consciously making work in response to music and began with a series in response to the Carducci Quartet's 2015 recording of Shostakovich's 8th and 4th quartet.

My process in doing this is to only apply paint to the canvas while I am actually listening - each piece has its own very different vibration, colour palette and feel.

I always give 10% of the sale price of an original painting to environmental charities to honour the healing powers of Nature that inspire and help me.

Dawn Beach SOLD
Dawn Beach SOLD

Response to Neilsen 5th Symphony 40 x 50 cm SOLD

Dawn Beach 2 SOLD
Dawn Beach 2 SOLD

Response to Neilsen 5th Symphony 40 x 50 cm SOLD

Tristan Tulips 1
Tristan Tulips 1

50 x 50 cm oil on board framed response to Act 2 of Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde ('Liebesnacht')

Tristan Tulips 2
Tristan Tulips 2

50 x 50 cm oil on board framed response to Act 2 of Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde ('Liebesnacht')

Storm at Bolus Head, Co. Kerry
Storm at Bolus Head, Co. Kerry

70 x 70 cm oil on deep canvas response to Sibelius Violin Concerto movt 1

Changing Weather at Bolus Head 15
Changing Weather at Bolus Head 15

40 x 40 cm oil on deep canvas response to Sibelius 4

Changing Weather at Bolus Head 3
Changing Weather at Bolus Head 3

40 x 40 cm oil on deep canvas response to Beethoven Piano concerto 5, movt 2

January Canal
January Canal

80 x 80 cm Oil on Deep Canvas response to 'On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring' piano version for 4 hands - Delius

Moors SOLD
Moors SOLD

Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm Framed SOLD Response to Violin concerto by Ina Boyle

Death and the Maiden 2
Death and the Maiden 2

60 x 60 oil on canvas Framed Response to Movt 2 of Schubert's string quartet of the same name

Severn Meadows 2
Severn Meadows 2

Response to Jonathan Trim's setting of words by Ivor Gurney 60 x 70 cm Oil on Canvas

Severn Meadows 1
Severn Meadows 1

Response to Jonathan Trim's setting of words by Ivor Gurney 60 x 70 cm Oil on Canvas

Death & the Maiden 1
Death & the Maiden 1

60 x 60 oil on canvas Framed Response to Movt 1 of Schubert's string quartet of the same name

Inextinguishable SOLD
Inextinguishable SOLD

Response to Neilsen's 4th Symphony 'The Inextinguishable' Oil on Board SOLD

Severn Nocturne 1 SOLD
Severn Nocturne 1 SOLD

Response to Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto (sold)

December Afternoon - Lypiatt comp
December Afternoon - Lypiatt comp

Response to Elgar Violin sonata (sold)