Inspired by the Rococo period of the 18th century, the Danish UK-based artist Henrik Simonsen paints intricate motifs from nature that capture the imagination with their flowing forms and beautiful lines.
Describing his process on his website, Simonsen writes, “Like the subject matter the process of creating them is an organic process where the elements are allowed to ‘grow’ onto the canvas. The first mark will suggest others and in this way I will move around the canvas until it is completed. The canvas will have washed off paint poured onto it, graphite drawn on it, and oil paint applied to it. There is no set order to the process above and any of them can be repeated a number of times. The last few years paint and colour has gone from very minor roles to playing a bigger part. I also find that the application of paint, especially when poured or thrown at the canvas gives the drawn lines an important contrast.”