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'New Lines in Space'

In 2015, I was invited to undertake a commission of twelve paintings for the central atrium of No.1 Spinningfields, a new landmark development in the Spinningfields district of Manchester designed by the award-winning international firm of architects, Simpson Haugh & Partners.

it’s often the case for a painter to represent a landscape that hasn’t changed for decades, often longer….. in this instance, the constant change and very deliberate method of construction offered an opportunity to bookend that process in one distinct body of work. For a landscape painter, I think that’s a huge privilege.

In parallel and around the project paintings themselves, a large body of work was developed in its own right and a solo exhibition, ‘New Lines in Space’ took place at Contemporary Six in Manchester between 1st and 21st June 2017. To accompany the exhibition, the gallery commissioned a short video about my approach to this major installation in Manchester…. Click here to see the video

Barton Bridge
Cityscape West
Crown Square
Heavy Plant Hire
Heli-scape #1
Linescape
No 1 Spinningfields #1
No 1 Spinningfields #3
Linescape and Language
Manchester Ship Canal
Ordsall Chord from Spinningfields
The City and Quay Street
Sheet Blue
Ship Canal, Barton Lock and Bridge
Ship Canal banking right
Site Assembly #1
Sky Blue Cut Edge
Spinningfields from Byrom Street
Spinningfields from Quay Street
Steel over Ochre
Steel over Ochre

Barton Bridge

31 x 24 ins
Oil, acrylic, pastel and charcoal on linen

Cityscape West

18 x 16 ins
Oil, acrylic, pastel and charcoal on linen
SOLD

Crown Square

31 x 24 ins
Oil, acrylic, card, pastel and charcoal on linen

Heavy Plant Hire

30 x 22 ins
Charcoal and cut paper

Heli-scape #1

20 x 16 ins
Oil, acrylic, pastel and charcoal on linen

Linescape

20 x 16 ins
Oil, acrylic, pastel and charcoal on linen

No 1 Spinningfields #1

15 x 11 ins
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
SOLD

No 1 Spinningfields #3

15 x 11 ins
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper

Linescape and Language

30 x 22 ins
Charcoal on paper

Manchester Ship Canal

39 x 28 ins
Oil, acrylic, pastel and charcoal on linen

Ordsall Chord from Spinningfields

20 x 16 ins
Oil, acrylic,card, pastel and charcoal on linen

The City and Quay Street

21 x 29 ins
Oil, acrylic, card, pastel and charcoal on linen
SOLD

Sheet Blue

24 x 29 ins
Oil, acrylic, card, pastel and charcoal on linen

Ship Canal, Barton Lock and Bridge

36 x 24 ins
Oil, acrylic, pastel and charcoal on linen

Ship Canal banking right

31 x 24 ins
Oil, acrylic, pastel and charcoal on linen

Site Assembly #1

12 x 9 ins
Acrylic, pen and card relief

Sky Blue Cut Edge

24 x 18 ins
Oil, acrylic, card, pastel and charcoal on linen

Spinningfields from Byrom Street

18 x 24 ins
Oil, acrylic, card, pastel and charcoal on linen

Spinningfields from Quay Street

24 x 18 ins
Oil, acrylic, card, pastel and charcoal on linen

Steel over Ochre

18 x 16 ins
Oil, acrylic, card, pastel and charcoal on linen

Steel over Ochre

18 x 16 ins
Oil, acrylic, card, pastel and charcoal on linen

  • Barton Bridge
  • Cityscape West
  • Crown Square
  • Heavy Plant Hire
  • Heli-scape #1
  • Linescape
  • No 1 Spinningfields #1
  • No 1 Spinningfields #3
  • Linescape and Language
  • Manchester Ship Canal
  • Ordsall Chord from Spinningfields
  • The City and Quay Street
  • Sheet Blue
  • Ship Canal, Barton Lock and Bridge
  • Ship Canal banking right
  • Site Assembly #1
  • Sky Blue Cut Edge
  • Spinningfields from Byrom Street
  • Spinningfields from Quay Street
  • Steel over Ochre
  • Steel over Ochre
  • move left
  • move right

Most of the work in the online Gallery is currently for sale. For enquiries please contact Colin here.