Joshua Armitage, Dark Pond III

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A large expressive oil on canvas depicting a pond before two houses by emerging British artist, Joshua Armitage.

"This painting was made in 2017 as part of a series of paintings of bodies of water. They are inspired by the memories of where I grew up in West Yorkshire, this one in particular includes a mill building that is common to the area.

"Always look closely at my paintings as part of their appeal for me is the surface quality of the paint. I am more often than not inspired by abstract painters like Gillian Ayers and De Kooning so the way I apply the paint is just as important as the image that is been painted.

"The pond paintings were made in a very fast expressive way after making lots of different studies. I hope some of the energy from this process is preserved within the image."

Oil on canvas
47” x 63” / 119cm x 160cm