Exhibition

Christopher McVinish

A Walk In The Park

10 Oct - 31 Oct

Perhaps it’s no surprise that an artist who paints urban subjects might at this moment shift his attention to one that embodies a pause in the narrative of urban living : parks and gardens.
McVinish says “ So often parks and gardens are the identity and soul of a town or city. They’re more important than ever for the sense of freedom they offer – literal physical space, but a mental space too, a place to throw off concerns, just to breath, take in beauty and peace… hear the sound of birdsong, kid’s laughter… gaze on picnickers, lovers strolling, joggers or the happy aimlessness of walkers, or someone just sitting quietly. They offer us a place for revitalisation and contemplation, giving us moments of awareness and quiet in a world that doesn’t stop talking. So many of us have memories, too, of being taken to parks as a kid and if you were lucky enough to be in one that had a pond full of ducks or a fountain it was a particular kind of joy… As an adult that feeling can come flooding back – maybe it’s that parks make us feel like kids again a little bit.”
The subject is rich in compositional interest for a painter like McVinish who is obsessed with capturing light. Commenting on his process he explains that “Even though I’m a realist painter, people are often surprised when I say my paintings are abstract to me! – everything gets distilled into colour, shape and pattern and then with the infusion of light it becomes an atmosphere and a feeling emerges out of that. With this new theme I’ve really enjoyed studying the shapes and colours of trees, hedges, garden ornaments… the beauty of patterns from dappled shadows and light through foliage, the contrasting broad planes of grassy expanses. He adds “It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the world at the moment. Nature is amazingly restorative. I was inspired to capture the mood of calm embrace that parks and gardens generate.”

Artwork

Garden Goddess

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
$9,000.00
Garden Goddess

Garden Goddess

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas

Timeless moment

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
$9,000.00
Timeless moment

Timeless moment

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas

Beyond the Archway

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
$4,500.00
Beyond the Archway

Beyond the Archway

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas

Private View

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
$4,500.00
Private View

Private View

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas

Picnic in the Park

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
Sold
Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
Sold

Everlasting Day

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
Sold
Everlasting Day

Everlasting Day

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
Sold

A Walk in the Park

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
Sold
A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
Sold

A Pool of Sky and Trees

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
Sold
A Pool of Sky and Trees

A Pool of Sky and Trees

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
Sold

Contemplation

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
Sold
Contemplation

Contemplation

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
Sold

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