Gerry Halpin MBE MAFA

Two Figures
Acrylic on canvas
80 x80cm
£2000
Enclosures II
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60cm
£1200
Rhythmic Flow
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60cm
£1200
Leaving The Sea Behind
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30cm
£400
Lagoons and Shingle
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30cm
£400
Beachside Woodland
Oil on primed paper
Image 38 x 28cm
51 x 41cm mounted
£400
Fields
Acrylic on canvas
framed 80x54cm
£1800
Traverse I
Acrylic on canvas
framed 44x35cm
£450
Traverse II
Acrylic on canvas
framed 44x35cm
£450
Untitled (Thin Green)
Acrylic on primed paper
mounted, unframed 40x33cm
£250
Untitled (Thin Ochre), 2020
Acrylic on primed paper
mounted, unframed 40x33cm
£250
Untitled (Green), 2020
Acrylic on primed paper
mounted, unframed 40x33cm
£250
Aerial View XXVIII, High Tide
Oil on canvas
52x40cm framed
£550
Aerial XXXIII Pools and Stream
Acrylic
50x76cm
framed
£1500
On Thin Ice
Oil on box canvas
30x30cm
£300
Aerial I Lilac Mist
Oil on box canvas
30x30cm
£300
Aerial XII Red Floats
Oil on paper
17x24cm
unframed
£280
Aerial IX Above The Reef
Oil on paper
17x24cm
unframed
£280
Promontary, Cornwall
Acrylic
28x18cm
framed
£280
Coastal Workings
Oil on canvas board
SOLD
Land Marks I
Ink and pencil on paper
18x14cm
framed
£250
Intimate Conversation
Acrylic on paper
Image 18x27cm
Framed 40x49cm
£400
River Crossing
Oil on canvas
Image 30x25cm
Framed 40x36cm
£550
Three Blue Boats
Oil on canvas
20x25cm
£400
Flowing Through
Acrylic on canvas
40x60cm
£1200
Divided Peninsular acrylic  30 x 40cms
Acrylic on canvas
30x40cm
£550
Land Marks VIII, Demolition Final Corner
Ink on paper
22x38cm
£350
Land Marks V
Ink and pencil on paper
20x30cm
unframed
£300
Land Marks IV
Watercolour on paper
27x20cm
£300
Land Marks III
Watercolour on paper
27x20cm
£300
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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."

© 2020 by Saul Hay Fine Art
Manchester, UK
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