Contemporary Fine art Gallery in South Devon

Jon Woolfenden

'I spend my time in fishing ports and in factories painting, sketching, taking photos and generally absorbing as much of the working environment as possible.....

 

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Jon Woolfenden

Jon Woolfenden
Sutton Harbour
oil on canvas
90 x 90 cm
£1,250

Jon Woolfenden Port Isaac

Jon Woolfenden
Port Isaac
oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
£650

Newlyn Harbour-Tied Up

Jon Woolfenden
Newlyn Harbour-Tied Up
oil on canvas
60 x 60cm
£750

Jon Woolfenden Newlyn Harbour

Jon Woolfenden
Newlyn Harbour
oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
£550

Jon WoolfendenNewlyn Harbour Dockside

Jon Woolfenden
Newlyn Harbour Dockside
oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
£750

Jon Woolfenden Fuel Up Salcombe

Jon Woolfenden
Fuel Up Salcombe
oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
£550

Jon Woolfenden original paintings for sale

'.... I spent a day painting the ice making unit at Newlyn Harbour, it hummed and whined so much that I thought I had developed tinnitus. I visited a turbine factory; man, machine, smell and sound akin to a scene from Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’. The workers canteen served a fine curry that day.

You could say my working process is quite industrialized, I like to apply paint in as many ways as I can, using a variety of tools. Paintings often start abstract, applying large amounts of paint with kitchen knives and rollers. Gradually forms start to be introduced to determine the composition; detailed work is sometimes applied with brush work, knife work or even an icing sugar applicator. I also make my own stencils which I fix to the painting and use a squeegee to push thick oil paint through.

1984 – 1987: Bath Academy of Art, Corsham 1987 – 2004: Arch 3 Studios, Manchester – Founder Member 2005 – Present Day Hope Cove Galleries, Devon – Founder Member Work in many public and private collections including: The National Museum of Labour History and Manchester City Art Galleries.

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