Sean Williams

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Treasure

I had fallen in love with Dutch landscape painting, particularly those featuring cattle by Aelbert Cuyp.  I wondered what it might mean, if it would mean anything at all, to make an updated version of a Dutch landscape painting, using a rural Cheshire farm as a starting point.  I also wanted if livestock in a painting would have a similar psychological effect as a human figure.  I suspect viewers are hesitant to imagine themselves entering the scene if a human, albeit a painting of one, partially blocks their path.  Sheep are arguably much more predictable.

The rusty Land Rovers lend themselves very well to painting, a challenge to accurately render its unique qualities.  Their weathering surface hints at melancholia, the equivalent of a skull or rotting fruit in a Dutch still life.Sean Williams - 'Treasure'

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