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Frankie Cranfield - Artist

I am uneasy about “artist’s statements”- they can often be perceived as pretentious and, to me, sometimes make up in words what is lacking in application.

I paint and draw out of sheer joy and curiosity about the world around me; a direct response to all I see and a compulsive urge to capture the essence on paper.  I still feel the thrill and fascination in mixing paint to the correct colour and tone, then placing it on the right place on the canvas - that might sound too simple but I find the process is completely absorbing…

It seldom feels quite right, or only fleetingly so…increasingly it occurs to me that this is a journey that takes a lifetime!

Photographs hold little attraction for me - I much prefer to paint from life although this isn’t always possible.

Manet said “three brush strokes in nature are worth three days in the studio”

I keep in my head a quote by Georgio Merandi, “Great artists can achieve majesty of vision in simple subjects” - summed up in Eugene Uglow’s beautiful painting of a simple light bulb!

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Jun - Oct

Lower Height, Caldbeck,Cumbria, CA7 8EF

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