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Cally Trench: Stormy Weather and other paintings

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These paintings are 5-foot-square unconventional landscapes. They depict places that the artist knew as a child, and are painted from memory - and from imagination where memory ran out. The places - suburban scenes of streets, rivers, houses, backgardens, parks and wasteland - are shown from directly above, the distanced overhead view of old memories. The paintings also reflect the way that children look down on the worlds that they create and play with obsessively - miniature gardens, model railways, imaginary islands, and complete universes made from bits and pieces. Most of the paintings are inhabited by a single figure - the artist as a child - often lying on the ground gazing up at the sky. The viewer - in the air? rising? falling? - gazes back.

Some of these paintings were shown in the 2004 Fine Art BA Degree Show at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, and subsequently in the 2005 in the Prizewinners Show at the Surface Gallery, Nottingham.

Bonfire

Cally Trench
Bonfire, 2006
Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152 cm

Rising Tide

Cally Trench
Rising Tide, 2004
Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152 cm
Sunbeam

Cally Trench
Sunbeam, 2004
Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152 cm

Clock

Cally Trench
Clock, 2004
Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152 cm
First Thing in the Morning

Cally Trench
First Thing in the Morning, 2004
Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152 cm
Late Afternoon

Cally Trench
Late Afternoon, 2004
Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152 cm
The Shanty

Cally Trench
The Shanty, 2004
Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152 cm

Stormy Weather

Cally Trench
Stormy Weather, 2003
Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152 cm

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