Gerry Halpin MBE MAFA

Contemporary painter, Manchester, UK

Shallows
Shallows

Acrylic on canvas 60x60cm unframed £1200

Adrift
Adrift

Acrylic on canvas 50x60cm unframed £1200

A Deeper Pool
A Deeper Pool

Acrylic on box canvas 40x50cm unframed £750

Two Figures
Two Figures

Acrylic on canvas 80 x80cm £2000

Enclosures II
Enclosures II

Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60cm £1200

Rhythmic Flow
Rhythmic Flow

Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60cm £1200

Leaving The Sea Behind
Leaving The Sea Behind

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30cm £400

Lagoons and Shingle
Lagoons and Shingle

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30cm £400

Beachside Woodland
Beachside Woodland

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

Fields
Fields

Acrylic on canvas framed 80x54cm £1800

Traverse I
Traverse I

Acrylic on canvas framed 44x35cm £450

Traverse II
Traverse II

Acrylic on canvas framed 44x35cm £450

Untitled (Thin Green)
Untitled (Thin Green)

Acrylic on primed paper mounted, unframed 40x33cm £250

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

Acrylic on primed paper mounted, unframed 40x33cm £250

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

Acrylic on primed paper mounted, unframed 40x33cm £250

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

SOLD

Aerial XXXIII Pools and Stream
Aerial XXXIII Pools and Stream

Acrylic 50x76cm framed £1500

On Thin Ice
On Thin Ice

Oil on box canvas 30x30cm £300

Aerial I Lilac Mist
Aerial I Lilac Mist

Oil on box canvas 30x30cm £300

Aerial XII Red Floats
Aerial XII Red Floats

Oil on paper 17x24cm unframed £280

Aerial IX Above The Reef
Aerial IX Above The Reef

Oil on paper 17x24cm unframed £280

Promontory, Cornwall
Promontory, Cornwall

Acrylic 28x18cm framed £280

Coastal Workings
Coastal Workings

Oil on canvas board SOLD

Land Marks I
Land Marks I

Ink and pencil on paper 18x14cm framed £250

Intimate Conversation
Intimate Conversation

Acrylic on paper Image 18x27cm Framed 40x49cm £400

River Crossing
River Crossing

Oil on canvas Image 30x25cm Framed 40x36cm £550

Three Blue Boats
Three Blue Boats

Oil on canvas 20x25cm £400

Flowing Through
Flowing Through

Acrylic on canvas 40x60cm £1200

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

Acrylic on canvas 30x40cm £550

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

Ink on paper 22x38cm £350

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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