Morton Baliey

Exhibition: Artist:

Christine Hopkins SGFA | Mixed Media |  21 x 21 inches

“I am a painter/printmaker with a love of urban landscape and architecture, particularly those less glamorous glimpses. The backs of buildings can often reveal more of their personality than the renovated fronts, and an untidy back yard especially so. I love small-scale domestic architecture – the sort of houses that ordinary people live in. I sketch wherever I go – this enables me to get a real understanding of the location I’m in. But I often distill this in the finished piece, to give more of the flavour of a place rather than an accurate depiction. Sometimes I will combine sketches from several different places, filter them through my imagination, and produce a new version of reality, based entirely on wishful thinking – a rather ideal world that has some resonance for everyone. The comment I hear most is ‘I know where that is’ but the paintings and prints are much more about the feel and memory of many places, rather than one.” Christine

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