Angelique Hartigan | Artist
Based in Maldon in Essex
I am a painter based in the pretty, historic town of Maldon in Essex, where I work from my new studio.
My work is driven by a desire to capture an emotional rather than a simply topographical sense of place. Swift and expressive mark-making captures not just the pace of city life but also the fleeting seasons.
My unique trademark style developed as I moved away from traditional easel painting to a more energetic technique that better reflects my personality. By laying the canvas on the floor, I am able to move freely around all sides, working continuously, dripping, spilling and throwing paint on in layers. The image builds before your eyes into vibrant landscapes, park scenes, city street views and architectural representations of landmark buildings.
Commissions for private clients, notably for weddings, special birthday occasions or my unique interpretation of your home prove very popular.
Having grown up and spent much of my life in London many of my works continue to reflect urban life, being populated by people engaged in ordinary pursuits.
We are thrilled the painting is amazing!!! Thank you so much. Loved the painting and it’s going above their fireplace! He loved the fact it wasn’t architectural. It looks incredible!!!! My husband is so excited, and LOVES it. He says it’s beautiful and better than he could have ever imagined. Thank you…. That photo was a special memory for us, even if it wasn’t the best photo ever, and you have breathed an entirely new and much more exciting visual life into it. Thanks Angelique so much for the painting. It was a complete surprise and Chris loves it! Perfect!,
I cried with joy, delight, awe….I couldn’t have anticipated such a wonderful painting. I expected to love it but not such a strong response to seeing it. It’s everything and more I hoped for. Thank you, thank you, thank you. All my friends have been blown away by it too. We had never commissioned any art before but saw a picture Angelique had painted and wondered whether she had something similar in a different size. We decided in the end to get her to paint something for us; she listened to the brief, was sensitive to where and why we wanted it (splash of colour was essential) and came up with something well beyond our expectations. We’re delighted – and the thought that somewhere someone else might be enjoying a print of a picture that wouldn’t have existed without us is, frankly, rather lovely. So pleased with the way the painting has captured the essence and feel of our home and how accurately Angelique has translated our conversation of wishes and requirements….Just as good as we’d hoped it would be.”,