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Early Morning Tourists, Erice 2014, oil on board 25.4 x 30.5 cm 10 x 12 ins

Uphill to San Giuliano 2014, oil on board 24 x 45 cm 9.4 x 17.7 ins I was overwhelmed by potential paintings when I first arrived in Erice for a week of work in June 2014. I could have stayed for months trying to capture all the narrow streets and piazzas.â€

Path from Erice Castle 2014, oil on board 30.5 x 20.3 cm 12 x 8 ins

I had a little debate with two tourists about the telephone cables. They assumed I would leave out such modern adornments but I love the way they bridge the streets of the town. They are part of the world now, and more importantly, they cut through compositions in interesting ways.†43

JP Art Gallery Benjamin Hope Observations 2015  
JP Art Gallery Benjamin Hope Observations 2015  

A catalogue of works by Benjamin Hope for the 'Observations' exhibition at JP Art Gallery, London, November 2015