Fred Cuming’s landscapes are predominately seascapes. He seems to delight in the way the eye is dazzled by bright light coming from both the sun and a thousand bright reflections in the sea. His broken brushwork and brilliant use of eliminating unnecassary information gives the impression of the eye being slightly overwhelmed, blinded and disorientated.
His work has something of the great Romatic landscape painters, such as Caspar David Friedrich, in the way there is almost always a solitary figure or two within the landscape. They are part of this great nature, and they also observe it and contemplate it, becoming a representation of the viewer of the painting, suggesting a response.
Combine all this with a wonderful sensitivity for colour, and you have a painter whose landscapes go beyond a simple “image of a beach”. There is a strong sense of an artistic vision, a creative translation of the perceived world, but one in which nature is still held as the great sublime genius.
* Google him for more, as there are countless galleries who stock his work *