Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 50.0cm x 75.0cm (19.5″ x 29.5″)
Taking a slightly higher vantage point from the headland, I followed the coastal curve of the land as it met the sea, observing the natural pattern created by a combination of erosion, the tumble of lichen dappled rocks, festoons of seaweed and sand surrounded tidal pools. Everything I need for inspiration is there on the coastline, only needing a discriminating eye to ‘see’ how those amazing, natural elements become ingredients for a painting.
Sea, Sand and Lichen 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.