“Borrowdale Valley 2” is an acrylic painting on 300gms canvas paper. It is 40cms wide and 30cms in height. It is presented/shipped in a white card window mount (see pictures) 50x40cms at a cost £250, not including postage. The mounted painting is shipped in a reinforced card wallet.
The painting can also be purchased in a white glazed frame 53x43cms (see pictures) at a cost of £275 + postage. Postage for the framed / glazed picture in the U.K. is £20, to Europe £45 to U.S.A. £85.
The painting has been made from drawings made on location in Cumbria U.K. The original drawings were made in September 2018. The painting is part of a series of four artworks relating to the Borrowdale Valley. The location is a few miles south of Keswick and Derwentwater. Borrowdale splits into 3 valleys, Watendlath, Stonethwaite and Seathwaite, each with it’s own distinctive character. The valleys are surrounded by rugged crags, rolling fells, old mine workings and wooded areas with clean rivers.
This painting takes its inspiration from the surroundings close to Thirlmere, between Borrowdale and Patterdale. The road cuts through the open landscape between crag, lake and valley. The light and shadows are distinctive in the making of the work. The drawings were made purposefully quick, and the energy of brushstroke tries to capture the dynamics of the location. This isn’t a literal painting. It exists as a painting in its own right. Gestural and expressive, hopefully capturing a memory of a time and place I frequently visit. There are clear references to Fauvism, Expressionism and the 1940’s Cobra art movement. There are also links to the works of Barbara Rae, Gillian Ayres, Howard Hodgkin and John Hoyland.
Acrylic paint on 300gms canvas paper