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Painting: Oil, Acrylic on Canvas.
'Skate The Rainbow' is painted using oil and acrylic on canvas. It is a medium sized painting on an artist’s high quality Windsor and Newton stretcher which is warp resistant.
The painting is made using large brushstrokes and the texture of the paint and brush marks are visible on the surface of the canvas.
The work is inspired by my love of skating and places of pleasure - sometimes real and sometimes imagined. The painting is based on Brighton seafront in the UK - the skaters are set on the Rainbow lines which were drawn onto the ground by street artist Lois O Hara. I wish to take something partly familiar and imbue it with humour, colour and joy. I try to create places I would like to go or remind me of places I may have been in dreams or visit in my childhood. In this case I reference modern elements and adjust the colours. Usually wilder and more fantastical the better for me, but in this painting there is a lack of street furniture and objects and this focusses on the beauitful play of the shadows on the skaters. Painting is my medium to explore fantasy and imagination.