Photograph of Artist PAUL CAIRNS
PAUL CAIRNS
Harlow, England - United Kingdom



Original Artworks (8)

Paul Cairns; Samantha Getting Prepped ..., 2016, Original Painting Oil, 102 x 85 cm. Artwork description: 241  Two brothers prep their trains for bank holiday display. I like the fact that there are still places teenagers can access lathes and steam engines. ...
Paul Cairns
Original Oil Painting, 2016
102 x 85 cm (40.2 x 33.5 inches)
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Paul Cairns; Strabane Canal, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 86 x 69 cm. Artwork description: 241  worked from old drawings, done while sitting up a tree by Strabane Canal, the canal was dry then, but when I painted it my oil painted insisted on it being wet. ...
Paul Cairns
Original Oil Painting, 2012
86 x 69 cm (33.9 x 27.2 inches)
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Paul Cairns; Actaeon, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 80 x 61 cm. Artwork description: 241  I don't think it was a conscious decision but I see some compositional values after Titian' s the death of Actaeon. ...
Paul Cairns
Original Oil Painting, 2012
80 x 61 cm (31.5 x 24.0 inches)
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Paul Cairns; HMS Belfast, 2008, Original Painting Oil,   inches. Artwork description: 241  Different views of the HMS Belfast have been worked up from my sketches and two layers of canvas with divisions also being made with wooden struts five a fractured glimpse into the ships imagined, but researched ( on my part) history ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2008
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Paul Cairns; Turf Cutters, 1995, Original Painting Oil, 108 x 84 inches. Artwork description: 241  The community and extended family based ritual of cutting turf was getting replaced by a machine and killing the mountain ever more eficiently. ...
Paul Cairns
Original Oil Painting, 1995
108 x 84 inches (274.3 x 213.4 cm)
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Paul Cairns; Jane Webb Sitting On The ..., 2006, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 72 inches. Artwork description: 241  Jane Webb was my great Aunt, and I owed her this painting. She decided to sit in the road one sunny Sunday in July 1967. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
60 x 72 inches (152.4 x 182.9 cm)
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Paul Cairns; Blue Battle, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 87 x 75 inches. Artwork description: 241  This painting took over a year to complete, with as you can see the final action obliterating most of what went before. ...
Paul Cairns
Original Oil Painting, 2006
87 x 75 inches (221.0 x 190.5 cm)
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Paul Cairns; Cross Border, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 100 x 90 inches. Artwork description: 241  Built in the shape of a train carriage window, it depicts the northern irish landscape as it aproaches the border with the Republic. ...
Paul Cairns
Original Oil Painting, 2007
100 x 90 inches (254.0 x 228.6 cm)
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Artist Statement

Most of the time my work is rooted in an exploration of structure, by nature and the landscapes of Northern Ireland where I grew up or Essex where I now live. Structurally the handling of the materials is very physical with the stretchers frequently becoming more sculptural or sculptures becoming painterly. Painting can sometimes be seen as passively hanging on the wall out of the way so to counter this viewpoint many of my works inhabit the space much more, from heavy relief to working fully in the round. Nature and landscape is never far away from my thoughts and being part of nature is what has enabled us to develop a sense of culture, so when I paint what may at first look like a conventional portrait, you will soon see that the sitter is a part of the landscape; they have had a hand in forming each other. ...