Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 91.0cm x 71.0cm (35.75″ x 28″)
One of my earliest memories is being taken around Loughborough market with my father as he searched the vast fruit and vegetable stalls whilst market traders shouted their offers and prices over each other. This became a regular fixture of the weekend and I would always look forward to what he would bring back from the market. After exploring the painting of the fruit and vegetables on the market stalls at school, I have regularly revisited this over the last ten years. I am captivated by the different array of colours and form.
A pound a bag by Joe Giampalma
Joe Giampalma’s work concentrates on the idea of capturing a persons’ mood and personality at a glance. He works quickly with expressive brush and knife marks to try and attain a sense of movement within his paintings. This process sometimes distorts and twists the figure out of recognition completely and although he feels likeness to the subject is important, he believes that it is vital that he leaves his response to the subject through expressive and vivid marks.