Alfie Carpenter incorporates the debris that he finds on location to build a layered base upon which to work. This makes each painting truly of its environment. In removing the rubbish, he is conserving the source of his inspiration and recycling it into his vastly beautiful pieces. This could be seen as a mark of respect for the treatment of these landscapes.
The marks Alfie creates are fluid. The linear streaks combined with the splattered paint add energy and a sense of movement to each composition. The skies are atmospheric in their grandeur and there is a lustrous and glowering sense of drama. These artworks have such a heartfelt delivery that they become profound in their presentation. In other pieces the punchy colours pop from the paintings making the landscapes luminous. Bright and courageous, these pieces are distinguished and jubilant.