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Lady Of The Lake

Lady Of The Lake

Choosing a title for a new painting can be an exciting moment and usually a lot of thought is invested to make a decision. And here it is, Theo's latest painting: 'Lady Of The Lake'. Lady Of The Lake, oil on canvas 60cm x 80cm That was all well and good until a customer proposed a different idea. 'Why don't you call it Aphrodite  At The Lake? The historical reference will create an added connection with the viewer.' Well as the myth goes, Aphrodite arose from the white foam on the island of Cyprus, floating ashore on a scallop shell on the western coast near Paphos, beautifully...

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Need A Little Help From Our Friends..... Review Competition

Need A Little Help From Our Friends..... Review Competition

The official launch of our new website is drawing nearer. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in our first Review Competition to get things rolling. Some fabulously creative and thoughtful reviews have been posted, we appreciate every single one of them, and all your comments mean a lot to us. Here are the four lucky winners from the weekend, each one will receive an A3 hand signed print of their choice, congratulations to:Mark Johns from  Goole, UK; Sandra Naughton, UK; Tanith Messenger, Paphos; Jennifer Walker, Larnaca.But it is not over yet....The great news are that all review entries will be entered into our Mega Draw for the 31st...

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What is Film Noir?

What is Film Noir?

Film Noir is a cycle in film history that became one of the most influential movements in the movie making world. You will find many of the Film Noir characteristics in Theo's paintings, such as Chiaroscuro lighting, acute perspective and figurative detail. Theo's oil painting from 2010 'Blowing In The Wind'  Notice the characteristic wet street, lone figure, blowing newspapers and the dark evening cityscape illuminated by the shop windows. The name was coined by the French who had been deprived of American movies during the Nazi occupation of World War 2, and noticed a darkening of mood and subject matter once American...

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