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Oil on linen 

137x137x2.5 cm / 54"x54"x1"

Signed lower left corner 

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"Living was the Best Revenge" ~ In this latest work I’ve embraced a Streamline Moderne aesthetic. While not strictly adhering to the historical movement - think, French Riviera meets Miami South Beach - the pastel colours soften the clean, bold lines thereby creating balance between structure and fluidity. Playing with architectural forms, fractured facades and geometric ornament, I wanted to create a dynamic experience that invites the viewers to ‘dive in’.

I pay homage to the dazzling light of long golden summer days - suntanned swimmers, diamonds glittering on azure water, warm fruit-scented breezes, picnics on the sand; day gently succumbing to enchanted evening, cocktails on the terrace in subdued romantic light, dinners & dancing on yachts, fireworks, and jazz music.

Even though the composition challenges traditional perspective, it offers a dynamic, abstract interpretation of the style that contributed to the Streamline Moderne movement, imitating the flair and extravagance of the era. Living was easy under the bright umbrella of postwar nonchalance that sought to remove the din of reality after the losses of the Great War.

This artwork is in loving memory of two cherished men who, sadly, left us in 2022. Eric Menard and Peter Young were avid enthusiasts of my Art Deco inspired paintings and keen supporters of my work over the many years we were friends. With deep gratitude for their unwavering appreciation, this creation is a heartfelt dedication to them both.

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