Ploughed Field Normandy


  • Medium: Oil on Linen
  • Size: 38 x 51 cm
  • Date: 29 October, 2012


The patterns of the fields in the Normandy paintings are important to me. I have approached each of them as tapestries and avoided perspective.

One vital element that isn’t apparent, unless you look very closely at the margins of the colours, is the red which underlies the painting. The red represents blood. The blood that lies under the surface of most of Normandy. That part of France is soaked in blood from killings that have taken place there from the first Crusades to the Normandy landings of the second world war.

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