Andy Thornley

Andy Thornley

I work mainly in oil paint, charcoal and pastel at a fairly large scale. My current work is a response to the dramatic landscapes of Iceland and the Faroe Islands – the rock colours, the contorted shapes of the lava fields, the immense scale of the sea cliffs and the atmospheric weather. Another recent subject has been the pine trees of SW France. I also have an ongoing interest in the steelworks of Port Talbot and Scunthorpe stimulated by the drama of the unique buildings, such as the blast furnaces, and their emissions. The precarious future of these two remaining UK integrated steelworks adds to their relevance. I also draw the human figure and am attracted to the challenge of portraiture.

Room 30a, off Ply Gallery, Hornsey Town Hall, N8 9JJ

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