Gerry Halpin MBE MAFA

Contemporary painter, Manchester, UK

Shallows
Shallows

Acrylic on canvas 60x60cm unframed £1200

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Adrift
Adrift

Acrylic on canvas 50x60cm unframed £1200

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A Deeper Pool
A Deeper Pool

Acrylic on box canvas 40x50cm unframed £750

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Two Figures
Two Figures

Acrylic on canvas 80 x80cm £2000

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Enclosures II
Enclosures II

Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60cm £1200

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Rhythmic Flow
Rhythmic Flow

Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60cm £1200

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Leaving The Sea Behind
Leaving The Sea Behind

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30cm £400

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Lagoons and Shingle
Lagoons and Shingle

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30cm £400

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Beachside Woodland
Beachside Woodland

Oil on primed paper Image 38 x 28cm 51 x 41cm mounted £400

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Fields
Fields

Acrylic on canvas framed 80x54cm £1800

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Traverse I
Traverse I

Acrylic on canvas framed 44x35cm £450

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Traverse II
Traverse II

Acrylic on canvas framed 44x35cm £450

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Untitled (Thin Green)
Untitled (Thin Green)

Acrylic on primed paper mounted, unframed 40x33cm £250

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Untitled (Thin Ochre), 2020
Untitled (Thin Ochre), 2020

Acrylic on primed paper mounted, unframed 40x33cm £250

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Untitled (Green), 2020
Untitled (Green), 2020

Acrylic on primed paper mounted, unframed 40x33cm £250

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Aerial View XXVIII, High Tide
Aerial View XXVIII, High Tide

SOLD

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Aerial XXXIII Pools and Stream
Aerial XXXIII Pools and Stream

Acrylic 50x76cm framed £1500

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On Thin Ice
On Thin Ice

Oil on box canvas 30x30cm £300

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Aerial I Lilac Mist
Aerial I Lilac Mist

Oil on box canvas 30x30cm £300

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Aerial XII Red Floats
Aerial XII Red Floats

Oil on paper 17x24cm unframed £280

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Aerial IX Above The Reef
Aerial IX Above The Reef

Oil on paper 17x24cm unframed £280

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Promontory, Cornwall
Promontory, Cornwall

Acrylic 28x18cm framed £280

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Coastal Workings
Coastal Workings

Oil on canvas board SOLD

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Land Marks I
Land Marks I

Ink and pencil on paper 18x14cm framed £250

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Intimate Conversation
Intimate Conversation

Acrylic on paper Image 18x27cm Framed 40x49cm £400

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River Crossing
River Crossing

Oil on canvas Image 30x25cm Framed 40x36cm £550

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Three Blue Boats
Three Blue Boats

Oil on canvas 20x25cm £400

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Flowing Through
Flowing Through

Acrylic on canvas 40x60cm £1200

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Divided Peninsular acrylic  30 x 40cms
Divided Peninsular acrylic 30 x 40cms

Acrylic on canvas 30x40cm £550

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Land Marks VIII, Demolition Final Corner
Land Marks VIII, Demolition Final Corner

Ink on paper 22x38cm £350

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About the Artist

Gerry Halpin is an award winning  contemporary artist from Lancashire. He was awarded an MBE for his services to charity and the arts  and until recently was President of the Manchester Academy of Fine Artists (MAFA). He is now able to concentrate full time on painting

 

As a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, necessitating working from home whilst his studio, in a shared building, is temporarily unavailable, Gerry says:

"I have had to adapt both to the confines of reduced work space and to the direction of my painting. 

Views of the landscape, seen when travelling by air, were a constant source of inspiration though they are now grounded, as is the diversion of drawing groups of people waiting in airports, railway stations and galleries which were later worked on in the studio.

Instead, my daily walks whilst in ‘lockdown’ have enabled me to appreciate a new awareness of the landscape whilst being ‘in’ it at ground level rather than being above it. This new way of seeing has initiated an intuitive and expressive rather than descriptive response to the colours, shapes and textures that I encountered around me.

Paring back on detail and re- organising the sequence of space along with a consideration of colour relationships, are key factors informing my re-presentation of the visual world in my painting.

Fields, roads, rivers, hedges and woodland were reduced to areas of space within the painting, responding to the act of passing through the landscape rather than isolating a specific view. My intention was to engage with and record the sensation of the walk rather than it being determined by details, which I felt would be a limiting factor in my final painting.

This ‘engagement’ suggested a more contemplative approach which I wanted to be recognised as an integral part of the painting. It would suggest a calm and thoughtful element to be appreciated by the viewer.

I hope that I might encourage them to stop and think beyond the landscape and find for themselves some triggered personal sensation, stimulated from viewing the work.

Paring back, simplifying down to compositional verticals or horizontals of knifed on related colour, cut through suggestive of the journey, with enigmatic focal points representing pools, buches, gates or buildings, is the intention of my present painting."

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