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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 (1990)
Carfax Tower in 1991
Rip-stop nylon
approx 2 metres long

Green Fish

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Green Fish (1991)
Rip-stop nylon
approx 2 metres long

This is not a brick wall

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This isn't a brick wall
Billboard painting in Stockmore
Street, Oxford. Billboards Project
(curated by Artweek 1988)
Acrylic on paper, 180 x 120 cm

Double Take

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The house next door: double take
Billboard painting in Stockmore Street, Oxford
Billboards Project (curated by Artweek 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

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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