Frank Shepherd: Family Life In The Sixties (Set One)

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Gerald Shepherd: Journey Round An Unfinished Painting – Traffic Lights Metamorphosis

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 1

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 1

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 2

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 2

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 3

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 3

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 4

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 4

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 5

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 5

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 6

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 6

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 7

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 7

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 8

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 8

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 9

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 9

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 10

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 10

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 11

Photographically Altered Painting: Traffic Lights Metamorphosis 11

Gerald Shepherd – Selected Work: Alone On A Hill (Bury Hill 2)

This is a fairly characteristic portrait improvisation where shapes based on figures and parts of figures sequentially evolve, this time in a spiral pattern – a technique I have been working on since about 1976.  However the structure enclosing the symbol variations is actually derived from an earlier landscape which is itself derived from a local hill and beauty spot.  I fancifully imagined the hedgerows forming a spiral going up to the summit when seen from the air.  Unfortunately I still can’t fly, even though I have been trying since a child, and the photograph was found on the internet.  The landscape has tree variations – again typical of my work

Alone On A Hill (Bury Hill 2)

Alone On A Hill (Bury Hill 2)

Bury Hill

Bury Hill

 

Gerald Shepherd – Selected Work: Alone In A Wood

From 1990 until very recently I worked in nature reserves, mainly during the autumn and winter months, throughout Wiltshire (in Southern England) as part of a voluntary management team.  However it wasn’t until 2010 with the acquisition of a smart phone that I began to take proper photographs of the woods and downlands where I worked.  Some of these images found there way into my “Meditative” landscapes.  This work is part of a large series of such paintings, although just to confuse matters this one wasn’t actually from a nature reserve (it wasn’t actually from Wiltshire either but from a wood near the Hampshire town where I now live) but I loved the atmosphere of the photo which I have sought to reproduce in an otherwise uncharacteristically simple picture.

It was painted in 2011 and I sold it several months after completion.

 

Alone In A Wood