I instinctively respond to the power and vividness of Joseph Mallord William Turner’s landscapes, which are always imbued with contrasting, fresh tones of light and shade. What impacts me most in Turner’s art is the depth in his fearsome, catastrophic storms, which he renders with forceful whirling movements of his brush. His paintings are a rare combination of the real and the imaginary. He has been a prolific painter and has an unbelievable range in his art. Some of my favourite works are Steam-Boat Off a Harbour’s Mouth, The Morning after the Deluge and The Fighting Temeraire.
Steam-boat off a Harbour’s Mouth