Skylines 2019/22

Skyline paintings, the space beyond the buildings, looking up….

The ongoing matter of looking up is still very much just that, ongoing. Something that started in Margate in late Summer 2019 and goes on with several new paintings looking over the River Thames and most recently a painting looking beyond a church in Hackney. No idea where these Skyline paintings are going to go, or for how long the series of paintings will go on for, right now I’m enjoying the act of just looking up, of distilling the information, the sky, the space, the shape, the skylines, the sky beyond the rooftops or the spires or the light reflecting off the Shard. Someone asked if I was putting these paintings together for a show, the answer is no, not really, although there might be some bigger pieces being painted. Most of these smaller 20cm square canvas pieces have already been sold, indeed people have been asking me to paint particular buildings or places, it doesn’t really work like that, it only works if I want to paint it. Still need to get back to the sea with all this looking up though. Some of it has now become about repeating an image in an almost pop art manner.