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Portraits

Cally Trench's earlier paintings include portraits, and she exhibited with the Contemporary Portrait Society from 1986 to 1992.

Portrait of Robert Hill as the Japanese actor Ichikawa Ebizo

Cally Trench
Portrait of Robert Hill as the Japanese
actor Ichikawa Ebizo
, 1992
Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122 cm
Private collection

Portrait of Robert Hill as Sidney the Seal

Cally Trench
Portrait of Robert Hill as Sidney
the Seal
, 1992
Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122 cm
Private collection

Portrait of Dr Caroline M Fraser

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Portrait of Dr Caroline M Fraser, 1983
Chinese watercolour and gouache on paper
72 x 50 cm
Private collection

Portrait of Mike Phillips

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Portrait of Mike Phillips, 1982
Chinese watercolour and gouache on paper
50 x 72 cm
Private collection

Consumers' Association commission

In 1994, Cally Trench was commissioned to make six large paintings and a series of sketches for the Consumer Association's research and testing centre in Milton Keynes.

Wheelbarrows

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Wheelbarrows, 1994
Acrylic on canvas, 240 x 120 cm
Owned by Which?/Consumers Association

Paint Testing

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Paint Testing, 1994
Acrylic on canvas, 240 x 120 cm
Owned by Which?/Consumers Association

Public art projects

Cally Trench took part in public art projects in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including flying her giant fish from towers at Carfax, Oxford, and making art on billboards.

Yellow Fish flying from Carfax Tower

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Yellow Fish flying from Carfax Tower, 1991
Rip-stop nylon, approx 2 metres long

Green Fish

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Green Fish, 1991
Rip-stop nylon, approx 2 metres long

Double Take

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Double Take, billboard in Oxford 1989
Acrylic on paper, approx 180 x 120 cm

Sea and river paintings

Cally Trench's earlier sea and river paintings reflect the combination of motion, pattern and stillness found in moving water.
In many of them, the viewpoint is directly above - looking down onto and through the surface of the water.
In some, the viewer or the artist's presence is implied by arms or a hand. In others, the viewpoint and scale are ambiguous.

A Square Yard of Beach

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A Square Yard of Beach, 2001
Acrylic on canvas, 92 x 92 cm
Available

The Beach at Lyme Regis

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The Beach at Lyme Regis, 1997
Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 183 cm
Private collection

Big Wave

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Big Wave, 1988
Acrylic on canvas, 77 x 138 cm
Private collection

Goldfish

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Goldfish, 1988
Acrylic on canvas, 56 x 56 cm
Private collection

Hand in the River

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Hand in the River, 1989
Acrylic on canvas, each 80 x 59 cm
Private collection

Domestic Life

Cally Trench's earlier paintings of domestic life border on trompe l'oeil.

Kitchen Shelf

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Kitchen Shelf, 1985
Acrylic on wood, 18 x 30 inches
Private collection

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