These paintings have evolved through drawing.
This series on canvas is ongoing.
They are a dialogue between myself and the materials - process led.
They have absolutely everything in common with landscape, rural and urban.
They are definitely not abstract images.

'It is impossible for me to make a painting which has no reference to the powerful environment in which I live...I am not interested in standing still in one position and I would use anything - bicycles, cars or aeroplanes - to explore my relationship to my environment'.
Peter Lanyon

These images resonate with half remembered images and sounds of Sheffield, the Peak District, Cornwall, motorway journeys, walks in the sun, the sky through the attic window, bike rides, cracks in the pavement...

They use acrylic and oil paint, household paint, varnish, wood stain and collaged elements.
76cm X 76cm.

All work © Stephen Carley 2016.
All work © Stephen Carley 2017.
All work © Stephen Carley 2018.