Marina reflection.acrylic on canvas.24ins.x16ins.Gerard Tunney.$790.2019 by Gerard Tunney

Gerard Tunney

Sunderland, TYNE AND WEAR - U.K.


A lot of my work is influenced by experiences of travel so the imagery focuses on seascapes, hotel facades, restaurants, yachts, marinas, cars(including classic cars/racing cars). I am particularly interested in reflections in windows and this is a pictorial device that underpins and unites all of my work. I am fascinated by the real and the abstract possibilities that reflections create. This enables me to explore the contrast between 'real' space and an 'illusory' reflected space. The dislocation of figures and scale; interiors looking outward; exterior views looking inwards etc., creates all sorts of visual possibilities, and this drives the work towards its final resolution

I studied for my Master's degree at the University of Northumbria but I lived in Cambridgeshire for a number of years and I frequently travel to London and Europe and this has been central to the development of my work.

Most of my paintings are acrylic on canvas which combines the spontaneity of watercolour with the sturdiness of oil paint. Acrylic dries fairly quickly so that I can generate an immediacy within the work as it progresses. So the paintings retain the element of freshness that I am always trying to capture. These technical experiences have enabled me to participate in demonstration classes for magazines, books, workshops etc. I have shown widely across the U.K. but mostly across the South and London galleries.

All of my current work is 24ins. x16ins.acrylic on canvas. $790. I am also available for commission at different sizes depending on clients requirements.

website:http:// www.gerardtunneypaintings.co.uk

Artist statement

I am interested in cars, the city sport, travel, restaurants, hotels and anything connected with contemporary life

Local shows

Luminaire Arts, London
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