In the chilly December weather it was with excitement we at Gallery Rouge unwrapped the new paintings sent by David Renshaw from his studio in Southport. Building upon his phenomenally successful ‘Northern Romance’ series, David has ventured his lovestruck companions into starlit snowy slopes where their courtship continues.
Romancing those who view his work, David kindly e-mailed us providing insight into his inspiration;
“I am constantly dreaming up new scenario’s for my ‘Northern Romance’ paintings and for the latest snowy scenes I reflected back to my childhood, when the idea of magical lands and adventures would have been perfectly acceptable to me. These new works feature a frosty winter backdrop however I was conscious that I wanted to retain a warm feeling in the work which is something that I always try to achieve…. I will leave it to the viewer decide if I have succeeded. I have drawn inspiration from stories that I read as a child including the books featuring the tales of ‘Narnia’ and more recently, from stories that I have read to my own children to assist in creating this new setting for my characters. My own little observation of the romance between the recently named ‘Doris’ and her doting partner ‘Ted’ continues in these new works and I am excited to proceed to develop the paintings with this new approach.”
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