Title: The Lostock Triptych
Price: £300 Unframed
Size unframed: 50cm x 70cm x 3
I became so committed to painting images of ICI Chemical plants that I began to seek them out and came upon this one almost accidentally trying to find a more convenient way home from the Northwich Retail Park. It is so huge I was obliged to stop the car in order to catch my breath and work out how I could fit all of this landscape on to one canvas. I couldn’t.
The Lostock Plant has been painted on three different canvases and together they make a Triptych. Although separate they match where they touch. They are best hung with a carefully designed and measured gap between them. I really enjoyed making the match and have tried to show that even in an industrial environment nature manages to force a way through the concrete and between the pipes.
In an Industrial environment, the grass verges become really important, enhancing the world around them and creating a different landscape. Cow Parsley is especially important.
General Notes on my Industrial Paintings
Cheshire was once the home of Imperial Chemical Industry, known locally as ICI – valued and appreciated because its production of chemicals employed many residents of the area for many years. The chemical plants should have left a blot on the landscape but in fact their size and beauty left me mesmerised when I first became familiar with them. I needed to paint them and would like to be painting them still. I rarely find anything which inspires me as much as they did.
These paintings are the result of nearly two years work.
Many of them are already sold but signed prints can still be made to whatever size is required.