Medium: Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Board
Size: 40.0cm x 60.0cm (16″ x 23.5″)
Across from my studio, a building was demolished, making way for a more modern structure and as I watched each day, the ground was excavated in preparation for the rebuild. Digging, churning, scraping and dragging created mounds, grooves and channels of rainwater which I found totally engaging and this painting is the result of my synthesising the changes to the area which went on over a number of weeks. There was a need for rich texture on the paint surface which would further add to the ‘feel’ of groundworks…which I almost used as the original title.
Excavations by Gerry Halpin MBE
Gerry Halpin MBE lives and works in Greater Manchester, England. Gerry is an award-winning innovator who paints the landscape from above, an altogether different perspective, from that of looking from the more familiar ground level position. Gerry was appointed MBE in the New Years Honours List 2009 for Services to Arts and Charity. Gerry was until recently the President of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. Gerry’s work makes a stunning addition to any collection.