West Australian artist Jacinda Bayne invites us to pause and connect. Her landscapes provide an escape for the viewer to breathe and meditate on their own personal experiences. These large-scale, evocative canvases are a fusion of experiences, memories and thoughts: light filtering through trees and water, suspended in time. Open fields of colour, smooth gradients of blues and turquoise, familiar landform silhouettes, a clearing in a forest, and calm waters all reflect the world from above and below. Colour has always been an integral ingredient for inspiring emotion in what we are seeing. Glazes of oil paint fall into considered areas and create pathways. The works are smooth, fluid and rich in pigment. Seemingly accidental, runs of paint are in fact expertly controlled and purposely placed to lead the eye through the composition. The vast scale of the works is intended to allow the viewer to immerse themselves within the scene, subduing the noisiness of the outside world. Carefully placed, bridges, trees and bodies of water all elicit quietude and reflection. Stimulated by natural beauty, Jacinda returns to her collection of sketches, photographs and paint palettes, where infinite combinations of colours speak an internal dialogue. Her combination of colour, light and imagery incite one’s own sense of place.