Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 30.0cm x 40.0cm (12″ x 16″)
This island of ours contains many coastal inlets and bays where small boats are moored, each one quite different to another. I painted this more for its compositional structure rather than a specific place because it summarizes the idea of a spread of land which ends with closely moored boats grouped together in a safe shelter. I was looking for a cluster of forms giving a focal interest after an area of near empty space. It’s a calming and quiet painting which is how I respond to such places, where one can sit and quietly observe the gentle theatre of nature.
Towards the Moorings 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.