Title: The Reflection
Media: Oil on Canvas
Price: Framed £750
Size unframed: 75cm x 90 cm
The canal is often scarily still producing this beautiful image which I really needed to paint and did. From some vantage points I was sure that a bungalow had been built on top of the chemical vats but I now know that chemicals had to be escalated up to and stored in sheds until they were transferred into the vats down below for processing.
Now that the plants are being demolished locals are concerned to see their past disappearing and enjoy finding my paintings. They are part of the Northwich heritage. This chemical plant is a landmark in the area and has been the most popular print of all those that have been made.
The painting is large and imposing, needing a big well-lit wall to accommodate it.
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.