Medium: Oil on Canvas Board
Size: 30.0cm x 60.0cm (12″ x 23.5″)
Beachcombing for interesting shells, pebbles and who knows what, means that my view is that of being above and looking down rather than engaging with the more usual view ‘across’. Whilst some of my earlier paintings do take a wide angle, aerial view of the landscape, here on the coast, whilst still looking down, the view is more intimate, more microscopic and very absorbing. I sketch clusters of pebbles pushed into rock pools, bedraggled seaweed and rivulets of receding tide water, ebbing and flowing on its twisted way around those natural obstacles. This painting very much summarises my way of intuitively re-presenting those shore line observations.
Left Behind, Tide Out 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.