The influence of Henry Moore.

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Walking though the different galleries at Tate Britain last Friday we came across the work of one of my favourite British artists, Henry Moore.     An artist whose work has influenced me.

So much strength, gentleness and emotion captured in this large bronze of  The Family. 

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From early childhood when I first saw the work of Henry Moore,  I have been drawn to its simplicity of form and how within that form a myriad of emotions are evident.

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I painted this large oil on canvas in 1984.    This painting and the subsequent series were Influenced by Isle au Haut an island in the Penobscot Bay, Maine part of Arcadia National Park, and Henry Moore’s sculpture.

I saw within the boulders and rocks on Isle au Haut the human form.   It felt as if I was surrounded by Henry Moore’s work.   

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My series of work which began in 1984 on Isle au Haut is still in progress.   Over the years it has evolved.

This large watercolour/gouache was inspired by a tragic photograph I saw of a Mother and child who had been killed as innocent victims of the Mexican drug war.

I painted this to restore the Mother and Child’s dignity.   The swan symbolises transformation and the hummingbird guides them from this world to the next.

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A Magical Hummingbird for today.

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A Bientôt

14 thoughts on “The influence of Henry Moore.

  1. ShimonZ

    From the first time I saw a reproduction of your work of boulders and rocks on Isle au Haut in human form, I have been very moved by that painting. I don’t forget it. It stays with me. I really love it.

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  2. KatherineB

    I love it too.I had the pleasure of visiting Henry Moore’s garden beginning in 1972 when it was open for National Gardens Day… I can imagine wel how he has affected your work.Thank you showing some of his along ioth yours.:)xx

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  3. olganm

    I recently saw a Henry Moore sculpture when I was in Florence in the garden of a church…I love his work and I keep meeting it wherever I go. One of my favourite places is the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It would be beautiful even without the sculptures but…
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    Love your paintings too. Magic all around.

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