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Broken Boats


Ian who was born in 1946 is a successful, professional Yorkshire based artist. Whilst creating museum grade reproductions of paintings by Da Vinci and the likes of Degas, he specialises in his own unique style of abstract expressionism. His original work has been auctioned on more than one occasion at the Royal Academy in London and he has consistently received critical acclaim from the press.

’Broken Boats’ was finally completed early 2017 in oils on canvas. In common with Ian’s later career work the images are blended into a semi abstract, almost geometric composition. The scene reflects a seashore on the Isle of Mull where two boats were left in a decomposing state. Ian first painted the scene in realism seen here and then prepared an abstract version for the front cover. It is a good example of Ian’s abstract construction process.

Limited edition prints of the work are available £180 from Somerville Arts or selected art retailers.

Ian Middleton’s studio can be found at Wharfe Brow, Manor Park, Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire LS29 7HJ

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