Fred Clark - Down to the Sea
Oil on Board
36 x 31 cm Including Frame
Words from Fred on the work presented for this exhibition:
'This series of paintings are all painted from life and are therefore small by necessity. I have always found that the small paintings done on site hold a charge and a self-contained order that is determined by the setting as much as by me; infused with the atmosphere of the place, whether it is the intense light, a particular colour, the dramatic incline and bend of a street, even the rhythms and sounds such as a cock crowing or a passing horse. All these things find their way into the paintings and I only have to respond. Quite often I like them best, and cannot replicate them in the studio.'