When it comes to beautiful, charismatically portrayed and enigmatically populated contemporary figurative oils then there really is only one artist who should be on the art-requesting equivalent of speed dial; and that artist is of course, Mark Spain. Returning to the genre fold where he’s such an enviable name for himself over the years, the best-selling and established practitioner of his craft is back this Spring 2015 with a two-part series of limited edition works which tick all the right compositional boxes.
This hand embellished canvas example, entitled ‘Treading the Boards’ paints a whimsical, nostalgic picture (as highly illustrative as we’ve come to expect) of a typical promenading scene, which could just as easily be played out on the south coast setting of the so-called English Riviera as much as the more exotic and (with respect) sophisticated sea fronts of the south of France. Having said that, Spain’s visual personification of stripey deckchairs makes us think the backdrop to this engaging pictorial affair is indeed, a lot closer to home. Orders are now being taken, via the usual methods of communication.