NORTHERN LIGHTS 2014 Catalogue
CHRIS CYPRUS Exhibition opens April 5th & 6th At Pennine Gallery, 10- 5pm Woodend Mill, Manchester Road, Mossley, Lancashire, OL59RR.
INTRODUCTION - Artist Statement. It all started back in 2004, the year I moved into my first studio, swapping the spare bedroom chaos for a large space that seemed at the time quite overwhelming. I guess you could say that’s when I first became a professional artist. That winter I was really developing my own style and my awareness of the local surrounding landscape was heightened. I began making sketches from elevated windows on the fourth floor of the old cotton mill where I now took residency; this also happened to be the same views of my childhood home and school. Suddenly I was thrown into a semi nostalgic trip down memory lane; visions of journeys to and from school, and playing out with friends until dusk arrived. I can remember the mills that were still in full production, wondering if that was to be my fate as I left the cosy world of high school education. As I rambled through my not too distant memories, I could see dinner being prepared through dimly lit, steamed up kitchen windows. I noticed the back alleys of terraced houses became a glow under orange light, illuminating wheelie bins, and bizarrely the ugly skip at the end of the drive had now been transformed into a beacon of beauty as it bathed in sodium glory. Originally, the first four paintings were part of another series called ‘Street’s & Houses’ and sold within just minutes of my first open day. I then began to look closer at the subject and became fascinated with this magic hour in winter that was not quite day… and not quite night. It was like a beautiful chemistry of the natural and the man-made, drenched in artificial light.
Northern Lights No 73, Acrylic on canvas 2013, 16”x 12”
Vincent Moran. “I love that coloured sky at that time of the evening and I think you have nailed it!”
Northern Lights No 74, Acrylic on canvas 2013, 16â€?x 16â€?
Available at www.entwistleartandframing.com Edith May, Australia, commented. I really enjoy this series Northern Lights. Chris! Thanks for sharing them so I can see them from half the world away!
Northern Lights No 78, Acrylic on canvas 2013, 16”x 16”
Available at www.entwistleartandframing.com
Northern Lights No 67, Acrylic on canvas, 18”x 14”
Northern Lights No 69, Acrylic on canvas, 16”x 12”
Northern Lights No 87, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 16”x 16”
Northern Lights No 70, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 16”x 12” All picture frames are made to the highest standard. Hand painted and finished in complimentary tones to enhance the painting to another level. Made from the best quaillity timber adding another 8” to the profile image…for example- a 16 inch image becomes 24 inches.
Northern Lights No 85, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 16”x 12”
Christine Linfield. “I just love your paintings , I feel I could just walk up that hill to see what is at the top!”
Gina Elizabeth Deen. “It's fabulous. I don't like hills though!”
Northern Lights No 89, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 10”x 12”
Northern Lights No 88, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 10”x 12”
Northern Lights No 72, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 16â€?x 12â€? Rita Hirst, USA, Outstanding! I'd love that in my Arizona house.
Jo Tomlinson, Stockport, I love this one, you've captured perfectly that strange 'tea time' light....not quite dark!
Northern Lights No 27, Acrylic on canvas 2010, 16”x 12”
Northern Lights No 17, Acrylic on canvas 2010, 16”x 12”
Northern Lights No 03, Acrylic on canvas 2009, 24”x 24”
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Northern Lights No 93, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 48”x 36”
Northern Lights No 34, Acrylic on board 2010, 16”x 16”
Rufus G Threepwood. “It's one of those views that always draws you on, if you don't know what's on the other side especially! Brilliant.”
Northern Lights No 71, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 16â€?x 12â€? Lynda Redwitch, Just discovered your amazing art work & especially love these 'lighted' pictures and you are so right - never thought about it before but we have one of the new street lamps in our road and things will never look the same again. Very much look forward to seeing more of your work
Sita Douglas, These break my heart! I miss home! This art moves me so much. I'm just so thankful for this amazing artist! :-)xx
Northern Lights No 42, Acrylic on canvas 2010, 18”x 14”
Northern Lights No 43, Acrylic on canvas 2010, 18”x 14”
Northern Lights No 81, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 12”x 12” Rufus G Threepwood, commented “Beautiful colours as ever, you can take something that one might just take for granted as a view, shake it up, and represent it again” lovely.!
Northern Lights No 76, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 16”x 12” Available at www.colourfieldgallery.co.uk
Northern Lights No 46, Acrylic on canvas 2011, 18”x 14”
Northern Lights No 58, Acrylic on canvas 2013, 10”x 12”
Northern Lights No 91, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 16”x 12”
Northern Lights No 82, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 20”x 20”
Northern Lights No 86, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 16”x 12” Available at www.caldergallery.co.uk
Northern Lights No 83, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 18”x 14”
Northern Lights No 75, Acrylic on canvas 2014, 16”x 16”
Zoe Boden, London. “I love every single painting Chris. They are so emotive! I moved down South 12 years ago and every painting reminds me of my home.” Good memories. Keep painting:-))
DID YOU KNOW?
Over the next couple of years, the Government’s aim is to remove, replace or upgrade every street light across the UK to provide a more cost effective lighting system…and replace every single yellow light to achieve this goal with white ‘L.E.D’ lights. The work will involve installing new street lights and removing the old ones once they are up and running. The new lights will use the latest technology to deliver more effective white light to improve night time vision and colour recognition. Lighting in residential streets will be designed and installed in accordance with an international lighting standard. Britain’s streets will be changed forever!
Pennine Gallery Level 3, Woodend Mill, Manchester Road, Mossley, OL5 9RR Open Wed - Sat 10-5pm. Sundays by appointment only Tel - 07754 896 707 www.penninegallery.co.uk
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