‘The Racers’ 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 several different locations. 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 a pool in the South of France where we would often go on holiday. I remember the joy of watching people racing across the pool whilst watching and eating ice-cream. Painting is my medium to explore fantasy and imagination.
Oil and acrylic on deep edge cotton canvas.