Michael Fairclough

Across the Field

The passing of time and the making of marks are ever-present preoccupations in my work. In the fields I am aware of the ploughing, sowing and harvesting, the constantly changing patterns, textures and colours finding counterpoint in the sky.
The paintings themselves record the passing of other time, the time it takes to make a mark, to build up a texture and a pictorial structure,using the rich physical surface of the paint to recreate and to simultaneously negate the illusion of space and light and time.
MF, Alpha House Gallery, 2004

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ACROSS THE FIELD I

ACROSS THE FIELD I

Oil on paper on panel

ACROSS THE FIELD II

ACROSS THE FIELD II

Oil on paper on panel

ACROSS THE FIELD III

ACROSS THE FIELD III

Oil on paper on panel

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH III

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH III

Oil on canvas

ACROSS THE FIELD IV

ACROSS THE FIELD IV

Oil on paper on panel

ACROSS THE FIELD VI

ACROSS THE FIELD VI

Oil on paper on panel

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH VI

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH VI

Oil on canvas

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