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- Artist Bio
Original Abstract Painting
Oil on Canvas
size: 45cms x 60cms
(Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look).
Christo Sharpe has concentrated on shapes, colours and textures in a range of subjects but mostly landscapes and gardens. He is now looking to emphasise the individual shapes that can be found in his favourite subjects. This has led to a more abstract approach that you can see in Calle Calabaza. This was a street in which Christo spent a few weeks this summer and shows the vibrant colours and shapes that Christo was looking at every day.
Clear, bold and confident, Christo Sharpe is a lifelong painter who closes in on a subject to pull your attention to the colours, shapes and details in front of him. His strong colours and compositions are delightfully simple and appealing. He is a lifelong painter who after Southampton College of Art and a 20 year career as an art director in advertising is now focussing exclusively on his art. He is an enthusiastic traveller and walker and it is often on these rambles that his subjects reveal themselves. It is not always the classic views that appeal, it can just as often be a gnarled tree trunk, a dense woodland scene or a well shaped country garden that holds his attention. If he can take the subject in front of him and encourage the viewer to see something new and exciting in that image, then he has achieved what he wants in his art. To generate an awareness that might otherwise be missing. This is work that looks and feels fresh.
Size: H:45 cm x W:60 cm