work is based on the iconic Palladian Bridge in Bath. Pulteney bridge is still lined with shops that are in daily
use in the city. The public can shop as they enjoy the views from the bridge which spans the river Avon
and its dynamic weir.
Layering and mark making are seen to combine to offer an impression of the space. Rather than offering a photographic realism that would imply detail to be a priority, I choose to include implications of architectural features and structure, to create the essence of the bridge. This painting can be read as an emotional connection or response to the place itself rather than a literal recording of an urban space.
Acrylic and oil bar on canvas
120 x 150cm
This work is one of my most recent paintings that forms part of the collection based on architectural form found in the urban landscape. The collection explores the metaphoric and functional nature of the bridge and explores the void it spans.
The layering around the painting not only reflects the history of its making but also questions where the painting begins and where reality ends
The following images give a glimpse of the fluid use of paint but at the same time conveys a strong sense of structure and place.