Artist of the Day- Ivon Hitchens

Ivon Hitchens

I know nothing about this guy but I’m interested in abstraction. How to take a scene and simplify it but retain its essential essence? Is it the color that sets the atmosphere? Is it the space/depth? Hitchens was English and painted in London till his home was bombed in 1940 during WW II. He then moved to a caravan in Sussex where he painted landscapes for the next 40 years.