Canals

I discovered canals through the Jane Powell Art Studio based in Kenilworth where I was a Resident Artist. They prompted me to go and walk along the towpaths of the Midland canal network and find inspiration to create a portfolio of canal scenes ready for an art exhibition at their Gallery in 2001. The Grand Union canal is the nearest canal to where I live and at Radford Semele I found my first inspiration.
I took many photographs of Offchurch Viaduct there and then returning to my studio I created several sketches, which I later developed into oil paintings.
I chose to use cargo narrowboats in my images, rather than modern holiday narrowboats to illustrate a time period. The scenes are quite beautiful and it was a joy and delight to be there. with the occasional sound of birdsong in the air, interrupted by the whine of a passing narrowboat. There are many holiday narrowboats in use along the canal and many were moored.
I found a feeling of peace, tranquility and sheer beauty as I walked along the canal Steel hull narrowboats are built at Kate Boats in Warwickshire. Visit their site at
https://www.kateboats.co.uk/
ALL IMAGES ARE ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS AND FOR SALE OR SOLD WHERE INDICATED.
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