"The Coincidental Travellers" by Hamish Blakely|
Limited Edition Giclee on Fine Art Paper-UNMATTED
Edition Size - 195
"Also available matted, please call 866-fine-art (866-346-3278) or email for CURRENT AVAILABILITY & PRICING."
"Availability/Prices subject to change."
"This piece shows the tension between a man and a woman just before meeting. He can't find the right opening line. She knows that he is there and that he is looking at her. She enjoys the attention and the idea that she's out of his reach. His clothes suggest that he is in fact from one of the lower decks and doesn't belong in her company."
"As far as subject matter is concerned, I have always loved painting people, favouring glimpses of figures and anatomy. Even in the enormous, allegorical works of classical masters, I have always been drawn to confined areas of a piece - a spotlit area that reveals a rigid jaw line, or the twist in a turned neck. Often I like to have images remain that simple - paring down extraneous material to leave what feels ephemeral. Other times, I need more of a setting and the reward is in the discipline of being more representative. Ultimately what makes me work is that, despite all the wonderful breakthroughs and milestones I have experienced in painting over the years, I never feel that I have quite nailed it. There is always more to be done, as I think it is very difficult to measure what your potential is, only the gratification that you have not yet reached it."