Anna McNay

Review of Hannah Brown: The Unseen Landscape at Payne Shurvell


Hannah Brown: The
Unseen Landscape

Payne Shurvell

5 October – 17
November 2012

“I have never understood why more
women did not paint landscape,” bemoaned Germaine Greer in The Guardian a couple of years ago.[1] Indeed, despite
the number of Victorian women who ventured out to make sketches in pencil and
watercolour, very few turned these into finished works. Hannah Brown (born
1977) is a contemporary exception. Her current exhibition, her second solo show
since graduating with an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art in 2006,
contains a carefully hung selection of ten small-scale landscapes, oil on
plywood and oak, waxed rather than varnished, and each one “typically English”. 

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