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Thames London by John Duffin
Limited edition etching print
Etching – hand printed and hand coloured
38 x 25 cm (15 x 10 inch)
The River Thames shown from above as it travels from the O2 in Greenwich up past Canary Wharf, the city, west end and disappearing way out west. I made a lot of drawings of all the bridges across the thames for this print and made sketches from various aeroplane journeys returning to Heathrow that flew over the river – this is a blue evening celebration of the historical river and all that it has given to the city.
John Duffin is a painter and printmaker whose work is based on the modern environments of cities and towns, creating dynamic, cinematic images of contemporary urban life. His unique images of architecture, lighting and figures have been greatly praised and awarded, recently receiving The Most Outstanding Print Award from Sir peter Blake, he has a distinctive artistic voice and has much to say in his work about contemporary life in all of it’s manifestations. His work is in the tradition of LS Lowry in Britain and Edward Hopper in America and like these artists he creates unique views of contemporary urban life, a combination of his ability as a draughtsman, his imagination and his personal use of perspective and colour. He makes drawings and watercolours in front of his chosen subject and takes these sketches back to his London studio where he creates from them his own imaginative interpretation of the site, recreating the place anew via his own imagination. His work is redolent with influences from cinema, graphic novels and the history of figurative painting, but from this comes a vision that is his alone.
Size: H:38 cm x W:25 cm