DescriptionThe original was painted July - October 2005, 30 x 24 inches, Oil on box canvas.Hampstead Ponds is a much loved countryside idyll within the city of London. People go here to sunbathe, swim and meet socially, often having picnics. Many special memories are attached to the location, and so the aim with this painting was to capture a sense of relaxed magic and natural wonderment. Peace in the midst of city life.Stylistically the painting develops the geometrically 'reduced' treatment which first emerged with the commissioned 'Stream Farm' triptych. Only one canvas was used in order to bring greater intimacy to the scene, and to suggest a feeling of crossing the water. As a viewer, you are visually immersed in a sense of tranquil 'freshness,' independent of all time constraints. The ideal tonic for city pressures.Colours take their cues from nature, greens and blues being used extensively to distance object that stand further away, while elsewhere a hint of invitation and radiance comes with warmer hues. As such, this painting owes much to Impressionism.Ultimately, this work is all about harmony and surrender to the kind of sensor contentment that can only be found in a rural setting. It has been said to have a very 'healing presence'.
Artist and photographer Cary Charles depicts sensations and memories in response to observed scenes, people and objects. His work is often characterised by vibrant colours, geometry and powerfully contrasting states of illumination. Subjects and styles evolve, but emphasis on sensation remains constant. Often 'metaphysical' dimensions emerge, intriguing and uplifting, commanding a lasting impression..
Cary has participated in several exhibitions, having first exhibited and sold during preview night at age 17. He has fulfilled many commissions. His vibrant and subjective works are particularly well suited to commissions.
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