‘Pier’ is painted using oil and acrylic on canvas. It is a medium sized painting on an artist’s high quality Windsor and Newton stretcher which is warp resistant.
The painting is made using large brushstrokes and the texture of the paint and brush marks are visible on the surface of the canvas. It is painted using a combination of oil and acrylic paint which gives it extreme vibrancy and shine in some areas.
The work is inspired by my love of water and places of pleasure - sometimes real and sometimes imagined. The painting is based on the beautiful art deco pier in Worthing on the Sussex coast. I wish to take something partly familiar and imbue it with humour, colour and joy. I try to create places I would like to go or remind me of places I may have been in dreams or visit in my childhood. In this case I have based the painting on old photographs of a pier in Worthing which is near where I live. I love the old British piers, and it is amassive part of the landscape on the Southcoast that appeals to me.
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Oil and acrylic on deep edge cotton canvas.