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West Bay 1

© the artist. Photo credit: Dorset County Hospital

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The painting here represents a development of the themes that Lowery has been interested in for several years. It is an exploration of the light and form of the Dorset harbour town of West Bay and reflects the artist's continuing fascination with the port. He has written of his being "attracted by the unexpected and elusive nature of the place, the diminutive cliffs or E. S. Prior’s striking and outsize apartment block, the white mast, the pink house built on the shingle - there seemed to be an equation on offer and one that called for some kind of acknowledgement.

Dorset County Hospital





oil on canvas


H 122 x W 264.5 cm

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commissioned with the assistance of the Arts Council Lottery, 1998

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Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2JY England

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