Royal Ascot Jubilee 2002
|Title||Royal Ascot Jubilee 2002|
|Paper Size (W x H)||28 x 16 ins|
This painting of the paddock at Royal Ascot in 2002 was especially painted in Jubilee year for The Sir Peter O'Sullevan Charity Trust. Royal Ascot in bright sunshine is a spectacular scene, since the crowd is always vast and the constantly-moving throng in its highly-coloured outfits presents a real challenge to the artist. Integral to Royal Ascot are the Royal colours and Peter Curling has included a Royal runner, watched by the Royal party, in the foreground of the picture. Technically, this painting was a very difficult one to work. Green is the artist's nightmare and Peter Curling has used chrome yellows to try to capture the brightness of the grass yet, at the same time, to prevent it from jumping out of the picture. He also used three different types of white to accentuate the solidity of the figures in the foreground. With one notable exception, none of the figures are meant to be identifiable, although there may be one or two who might be suggested!
Each print is hand signed by the artist and hand numbered.
About the Artist
Born in Waterford in Ireland in 1955, Peter Curling spent his early years in County Clare before moving to England with his family in 1963. In England he won an art scholarship to Millfield, where his work was seen by Aylmer Tryon, founder of the Tryon Gallery.Find out more