UK-based artist Gianni Notarianni’s forest series was inspired by a residency in Ontario, Canada. At a turning point in his life - from monk to painter - he found, in the forests outside Toronto, a visual equivalent to his interior journey. His work is a contemplative meditation of the visual world; an exploration of the luminous and transcendent in the patterns and rhythms of nature. The forest paintings are a play between the micro and macro levels of landscape, where the focus on detail builds to a fuller visual experience. He closely observes light, shadow and the spatial relationship of forms within the work, communicating an interest with the language of painting.