Barry Hilton: Distant Dreams I

14" x 14" image size
Limited Edition
Signed Limited Edition on Canvas Board
Barry Hiltons 'Season of the Sky' collection hang perfectly in both a contemporary and traditional space. Beautifully presented in a handmade solid black frame with a white wooden slip this piece of art will effortlessly add colour to your home. 

The dramatic landscapes of Barry Hilton express emotion and atmosphere with the use of intense colours and bold textural contrasts. His smooth, finely painted skies contrast with the heavy impasto techniques of the land as it appears in his highly coloured foreground.

Barry builds up each composition in layers to give a remarkable, almost ethereal feeling of depth and intensity and that connects with the emotions of the viewer. Effective juxtaposition of differing shades defines each scene to stunning effect, especially when the light falls on to the heavy layer of paint which in turn scatters the light in many directions. The work does not duplicate the actual colours of the landscape, but rather conveys the creative imagination of a genuine and artistic talent.

Barry was born in Manchester in 1941, Although painting and drawing always played a crucial role in his life, his formal training
was in design - he achieved a first class B.A.(hons) degree in Ceramics and Tableware Design. It was not until he moved to
Cornwall in 1979 that he first thought of painting as a possible profession. Here he entered a period of his life that had a profound
influence on the remainder of his artistic career, meeting and working alongside a group of extremely active artists which led to
considerable development of his artistic abilities.

Barry continues to develop his style and technique, and has become one of the UK's most enduringly successful artists.
"I consider my current work of landscapes and seascapes to be deceptively minimal and hope that the more one looks and analyses the picture the more one will see."

Review by: Anonymous
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2016


I recieved this painting today and it is even more beautiful in the flesh! It completley brightens up my dining room and the dark frame is really smart, we are so pleased with it!

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