Painting of a French Chateau & Wild Flowers in a Field by English Landscape Artist, Angela Wakefield. A rare rural unique original of Burgundy, France. During 2012, Angela embarked upon her European Series, which initially focuses on the unique diversity of France. As Angela describes, “… it is a challenge for any artist to adapt and evolve their style to tackle a wider range of subjects. This project has enabled me to expand my repertoire as a painter, and reveal previously unseen aspects of my artistic output”.
In contrast to the architectural drama of her New York Series, this body of work will see her capture the mood of French villages, the wine-growing regions, and the rural and urban environments of a beautiful country. Having been compared to Edward Hopper in her previous work, the European Series exposes other points of reference, such as Vincent van Gogh, who was a big inspiration for Angela in her formative years.
Angela Wakefield has twice been on the front cover of ‘Art of England’ and featured in ARTnews, attracting international attention and critical acclaim with her urban landscape paintings of New York, London & the North of England. The style of painting has been described as ‘contemporary realism’, and is often favourably compared with Edward Hopper by collectors and art critics. Angela’s work is held in private collections in Europe and the USA, including the British Royal Family. Her admirers include leading figures in international business, filmmaking and the media.