Swimming Pool, Ha Long City Lights
Mixed media on deep canvas, signed. The sides of the painting are finished in gold enamel.
80 x 80 x 4cm / 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.5″
This is one of my exclusive two sided paintings, it can be hung upside down to reveal another scene whenever you would like to change your artwork.
The apartment I lived in in Vietnam had a big pool that looked out onto the water where I could see some of the magical islands of Ha Long Bay. Many nights I would come back here to swim after work to cool off from the heat. On one side you can see the pool as the dark blue rectangle in the left hand corner. When the painting is turned upside down, the pool turns into a multi story hotel that was also in the busy area of Ha Long Bay, all around it at night time the streets lit up with neon signs and across the road from it was an amusement park that led down to a beautiful beach.
I do not give these descriptions of my work as a definitive of what they have to mean but as a glimpse into what I see, as so many people ask me. I create paintings with no idea to start with and stories unfold from my past memories as scenes start to appear. I have found that everyone will see something different in my work and that is how it should be. I see them all as mystical landscapes from another world “The Land Of Gemini”, even if my unconscious inspiration has grounding in our reality.
This painting and limited edition prints of this piece are available for sale framed and unframed from Vache Bleue Galleries, 32 – 33 The Maltings Shopping Centre, St Albans AL1 3HL, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 1727 322722