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d'ART ID#: 134095
Length: 11.00 in (27.94 cm)
Height: 24.00 in (60.96 cm)
Depth: 0.00 in (0.00 cm)
Framed: N
Year Created:
Media Types:
Giclee , Paper
Style & Subject:
Cityscape , Contemporary , Figurative
Submitted by wash2006
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Paul Horton
In My Hour of Need
Paul Horton
Limited Edition Prints - US $465.00

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"In My Hour of Need" by Paul Horton
Limited Edition Giclee on Paper- Matted
Signed & Numbered
Edition Size - 495


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"I have become renowned for happy and optimistic themes, but I also like to explore the other side of life. I find great poignancy in a solitary figure walking down the street, with all the burdens of life - but never without hope."Who will come to me in my hour of need?"
"In My Hour of Need" was featured as part of Paul's In My Life tour.


Paul Horton
"As much of the original inspiration for my work was derived from puppet theatre, the natural progression was to have some made. I collaborated with Craig Denston, one of the countries leading puppeteers and designers. I then decided it would be great fun to bring them into the gallery environment as part of my ‘Homes & Hearts’ tour, which added a diverse element to these exhibitions.

The wonderful assortment of characters that appear in my paintings take inspiration from a number of sources including illustration, story books and theatre. There is often a narrative element to be found within my work, people interpret my characters in so many ways, take the Victorian man for instance, is he Jack the Ripper, a magician, or a Phileas Fogg type of character? I like to keep his identity a closely guarded secret, hence his title the ‘Man of Mystery’.

The tramp is one of my favourite characters, he is not really anybody in particular, but there is a touch of Charlie Chaplin about him. I wanted to introduce a character who lives in the modern world. The little tramp is a figure of optimism, looking to a future full of hope. When explaining my work I feel it’s best not to give everything away, leaving it open to interpretation."

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