promenade, old world tropical, georgian, docksides, harbour walls, colour blue

Grande Boulevard
80cm square acrylic and mixed media on wooden panel

Artist Statement

One of the things I love is the juxtaposition of architecture by the sea; the promenades of Brighton, Georgian docksides, elegant harbours and wooden shacks under palm trees.  These all resonate for me.  S0 Grande Boulevard is anywhere and nowhere in particular, a fantasy place that you can populate as you like.  

Compressed cool tonal range keeps the scene intentionally flat; with repetition of shape and form providing harmony and structure.  Mark-making and personal collage in the underlayers adds visual texture.