Past Their Best Painting by Chris Gill

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Past Their Best

Chris Gill

United Kingdom


Size: 10 W x 14 H x 1 D in

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'Past Their Best' is created using heavy impasto oils and glazes. Although a traditional technique, the handling of the medium is impressionistic in approach. The inspiration for painting flowers that are past their best came from a feeling that, perhaps all material, mineral, and biological things must, at some stage or another be 'past their best' but at the same time retain a beauty, even if a shadow of its former self, that takes on a new value in the eye of the beholder. I hope the work will ask the viewer to question values around newness, perfection, and the standards by which things are judged, and perhaps perceive a beauty, individuality, and value of everything on its own merits, whatever its 'state', be that 'best' or 'past their best'. The style I chose to paint these flowers in was chosen to reflect my own mood of reflection concerning judgements.Upon whether or not things are at their best, or perhaps, past their best, and, as a consequence are ignored or overlooked. We might, perhaps ask the same question of ourselves at certain stages in our lives. With a slightly Flemish influence the handling of the light conveyes a slightly solemn and reflective atmosphere to the viewer.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:10 W x 14 H x 1 D in

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Working from Combe Martin in beautiful North Devon, Chris is never short of inspiration and never far from gorgeous subjects: from the mysteries and colours of woodlands and rivers to seascapes and secret coves; Devon has them all. Chris's work allows the viewer to get involved, to imagine the space, fill in the gaps of action and participation, and, even, guess what might be behind a tree, a boat or building that isn’t discernible from the creation on canvas. With time at Reading Art College in the early eighties, Chris evolved his own approach: ‘’My approach to each representation is one of total mental, and, spiritual involvement, I try to be completely ‘present’ in the process. The peace and joy I experience in putting the work down on canvass or paper, whether in oils, pastels or acrylics, is one I strive to pass on to the observer.’’ Chris's work happily hangs on the walls of occasional exhibition goers and private collectors alike in both the UK and Internationally.

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