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Painting the Town

Chris Cyprus

Painting the town

Chris began painting after a back injury left him immobile. After some brief early success, he had an epiphany after visiting a local allotment, and he knew exactly what to do for the next decade - recall all his childhood memories! Images came to him dreamlike formations, compositions with heavy outlines that gave strength and character to a sometimes mundane and gloomy existence. Chris ditched the colour of reality for inspired swatches of nature and the obscure man made. The perfect balance of purple broccoli offset with blue green foliage, a red shed with an orange sky, why not? Adding to this, all the quintessential Englishness of the narrative brought together a unique painting style.



One of your winners

Thank you for all your votes; we had some wonderful feedback - see below for some of your comments about this picture.

'I vote for this picture because I adore how this has captured a moment in time, a simple observation of the everyday and just how beautiful it can be. It transport me into that frame of time. Simply beautiful!'

We will be announcing the dates and times for the workshops with artists to re-imagine the top eight very soon.

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