After visiting Turkey, Karen was inspired to celebrate the beauty of the Ihlara Valley in Kapadokya. Acqua was created from the feeling of the inland enclosed landscape of the Ihlara Valley, with its quiet little river running through it.
"I walked in the valley, 15 years ago, in April. The tourist season hadn't begun; there were few people about, and the large rocks, some as big as houses, tumbled into my memory, much as they seemed still to be in movement though they were quite still. The trees were lightly-leaved slender chartreuse."
Karen Sole January 2019
Acrylic on canvas 1020mm x 1020mm