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Emily Powell

The Crazy Happiness of Bright Boats, 2022

Mixed media on canvas
100 x 150 cms
Framed size: 104 x 154 cms


This painting really does what it says in the title. Boats crazily crowd around the canvas, creating a sense of purpose to the scene – they slot around each other almost like an intricate dance, with the contrasting angles and planes of the boats furthering this feeling of action.

The reds, oranges, yellows and pinks of the vessels create a harmonious, spring-like feel; the sunset colours stand out against the clear turquoise of the sea, which is so suggestive of St. Ives’ harbour blues.


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