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White Court Art

Sunday Afternoon, Mousehole

Oil on Canvas
20 x 30 x 1 inches
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Sunday Afternoon, Mousehole

Simeon Stafford

The harbour in the tiny fishing village of Mousehole in Cornwall on a sunny Sunday afternoon. There's just enough room to enjoy a sheltered play on the beach before the tide comes in or a walk along the seawall. This is a slightly unusual Stafford picture in the way that the paint is spread in a different way, almost impressionist in its feel although naive in style. A really lovely painting.

Simeon Stafford was born in Dukinfield (a small northern town bordering the Pennines) in 1959. As a young artist, his landscapes were similar to the gritty northern landscapes of L.S.Lowry and other northern English artists. At the age of 14, Stafford met L.S Lowry who encouraged him to paint.  Simeon moved to Cornwall in 1996, where he met the artists Terry Frost & Patrick Heron. Thus his northern roots fused with the influence of colour & light from Frost & Heron and the magnetism of West Penwith to create an expressionism within his work which is both powerful and alluring. Not concerned with angst and soul searching, in his own words "there is enough of that in the world of news today", Stafford's work is deeply idiosyncratic and reflects a world full of incident and accident, with splashes of vibrant colour and amusing compositions. He charmingly combines reality and imagination, with many of his paintings featuring characters from his family, including Auntie Dot, the little girl who is constantly doing a handstand, Trixie, the family Jack Russell, who lived until she was 28 and is now stuffed and a resident of Simeon’s bedroom and the black seaside donkey. Widely regarded as one of the country's leading living artists, Stafford exhibited at the Royal Academy in 2001 and in 2003 he became a member of The Birmingham Society of Artists. His work can be found in numerous private collections, including those of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and former Prime Minister Tony Blair

Full Artwork Details
Artist: White Court Art
Title: Sunday Afternoon, Mousehole
Date: 2011
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Medium Category: Painting
Genre: Impressionism
Original Dimensions: 20 x 30 x 1 inches
Copyright: yes
Primary color: 
Tags: sailing boats, Bay, Harbor, outsider art, naive art, Cornish art, mousehole, cornwall

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