Counting the steps at Southstack Lighthouse

New Painting: Counting the Steps (South Stack Lighthouse)

This was painted as a submission to the Ucheldre Centre‘s Art for All competition 2013. The colours are intentionally brighter and the rather idealised/dreamlike composition (which is actually a ‘collage’ of the key elements experienced when walking up and down the steps), hopefully gives more of a sense of the vertigo-inducing view. Also submitted were A …

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A Bigger Station (Acrylic on canvas 100cm x 80cm)

New Painting: A Bigger Station (Holyhead)

This painting of Holyhead Station was completed in response to further reading of David Hockney’s various musings, specifically in Hockney on Art: Conversations with Paul Joyce, and A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney by Martin Gayford, on the need to resist the ‘tyranny of the lens’ in painting. Shamefully, I missed Hockney’s 2012 exhibition at the …

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Still Life - The Death of Painting I (Oil on canvas 60cm x 60cm)

New Painting: Still Life – The Death of Painting

This early attempt at a coloured oil painting was inspired by a documentary on Russian art by Andrew Graham-Dixon, in which he discussed Constructivism and made reference to Alexandr Rodchenko’s declaration regarding the ‘death of painting’. The title is intended to be ironic in suggesting that there is ‘still life’ in painting, whereas it is …

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