Title: Winnington After Snow
Media: Oil on Canvas
Price: £475 Unframed
Size unframed: 100cm x 75cm
A gloomy winter’s day and I had detoured into a Country Park for walking not realizing that the back of the Winnington Plant could be seen from the canal that finds its way through the Park. A thin layer of the ‘White Stuff’ was still visible after the night time fall and it was brightening the greys of concrete and metal sheeting. The geometry of the scene fascinated me and the colours of the ageing building materials were a challenge to try to reproduce but enhance at the same time.
Grey is a special colour and only rarely made with black and white. This was my homage to the beautiful grey made with the colours of the colour wheel.
It brought positive responses from colleagues and visitors to the studio. In fact it was the first of the Industrial subjects to sell from a solo exhibition I had in 2012.
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.