Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Shell Guide Paintings

From an ongoing series of paintings based on John Piper's photographs in Piper/Betjeman's Shell Guide to Shropshire, Faber & Faber, 1951; the titles are the original captions from the book, anchoring the images back to their source. I will be showing them in A FOREIGN COUNTRY, opening this Saturday at Braziers Park, organised by Studio 1.1.

Characteristic detail at CHURCH STRETTON (2012)
Oil on canvas, 35 x 30cm

Looking W. over LLAN-Y-BLODWELL (2012)
Oil on canvas, 75 x 65cm

The ruined mansion, MORETON CORBETT (2012)
Oil on canvas, 75 x 65cm

One kind of Shropshire scenery. CARDINGMILL VALLEY II (2012)
Oil on canvas, 75 x 65cm