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Steep Holm and Setting Sun

© the artist. Photo credit: Dorset County Hospital

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The painting depicts a richly-coloured coastal sunset with tiny, shadowy figures walking along the beach, silhouetted against the deep space of sea and sky. Layers of translucent colour build the subtle transformation of night sky into sun reflected on water. This painting is one of a series painted while in Lyme Regis in which the artist traces the sun's path through rising to setting and the infinite nuances of colour and light produced by its presence above the sea.

Dorset County Hospital





oil on canvas


H 213 x W 117 cm

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purchased, 1998

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Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2JY England

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