Anglesey II by Philip Horrocks

Angelsey II by Philip Horrocks
Angelsey II by Philip Horrocks

In 'Anglesey II', Philip Horrocks teleports us directly to the North Wales coast. Horrocks has placed us on ground level amongst the grassy sand dunes, looking outward towards a sea of bliss.

In 'Anglesey II', Philip Horrocks teleports us directly to the North Wales coast. Here, Horrocks has placed us on ground level amongst the grassy sand dunes, looking outward towards a sea of bliss. Those familiar with this iconic coastline will find solace in this composition, and it truly captures the serenity and the distinctive character of the Welsh coastline. With an immense attention to detail, Horrocks' years of painting experience is evident in the vivid, photo-real style of this painting. Each layer and element is painted with great attention to detail, from the lone figure strolling along beach, the grassy sand dunes, to the remnants of the tide which puddles amongst the ripples in the sand, and reflects the clear, sharp skies above. “The subject matter depicted by my work varies enormously, ranging from landscapes and cityscapes to portraiture” Philip Horrocks is renowned for his many paintings of the Manchester cityscape, but is not restricted to this subject. Taking on subjects such as portraiture, still life, and landscape, he handles each subject with care and detail, and explores somewhat surrealist techniques to bring another dimension to his works. Though his paintings are sharp, the physicality of the paint is evident, and his use of subtle impasto and brush strokes creates a further depth within his works. Boasting a successful career with commissions for Manchester City Council, and receiving coverage during the Conservative Party Conference in 2017, any piece by Horrocks would be a worthwhile investment. Horrocks' oeuvre is traditional yet versatile; any piece from his collection would bring a splash of colour and life to any home, business space, or art gallery.

Philip Horrocks is a Manchester based artist who takes on a myriad of subjects in his works, from landscapes and cityscapes, to portraiture. Handling each subject with immense care and detail, his breathtaking compositions are often photo-realistic in style, yet the physicality of the paint is evident in his subtle use of impasto and brushstrokes. With a degree in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University, Horrocks boasts a successful career, with commissions for Manchester City Council, and receiving coverage during the Conservative Party Conference in 2017. Both traditional yet contemporary, any piece by Horrocks would bring a splash of colour and character to any space - whether it's an art gallery, a business space, or home.