Backwater Dream

Oil on canvas, ready to hang

122 x 76 x 4 cm

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Backwater Dream

Oil on canvas

122 x 76  x 4 cm

After an awe inspiring trip to India I took a few month to absorb how I felt about a once in a lifetime trip. I’ve now begun to paint from my sketches, photos and memory of a wonderful day spent in the backwaters of Kochi in Kerala.

I wanted to convey the feeling of being in a dream as the experience was such a beautiful one so decided to paint in fantasy, dreamlike colours, flipping reality into an imagined paradise.
I’ve used used a limited palette and impressionistic brushstrokes to give a soft image of the slow glide down the river, water hyacinths carpeting the surface of the water, coconut palms overhead.

The painting is one of several I painted of India after my return. I took several months to absorb the impact of this wonderful trip before embarking on making work about it, hence the reference to a dream in the title, as by the time I began to make work about India it felt like a dream, and a lot of the information I used for the painting came from my memory.

Backwater Dream reached the final in Jackson’s Painting Prize 2019 and took part in The Affordable Art Fair 2019 in Hampstead.

Painted in oil on a Loxley Gold, deep edged canvas with sides neatly painted in Paynes Grey, ready to hang.

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Additional information

Weight 6 kg
Dimensions 123 × 76 × 4 cm