Christopher Thorpe – The Natural
Crows Hither and Yon
Tu to Th 10 am to 6 pm
F 10 am to 9 pm
Sat 11 am to 5 pm
Sun noon to 5 pm
Saturday April 7, 1 to 4 pm
& Saturday April 21, 1 to 4 pm
My home/studio is in the rolling hills of Northumberland County near the Arts Designated Community of Warkworth. This contoured landscape coincidentally matches the relief of the countryside of Northumberland and Yorkshire where I grew up.
With design and art related careers and an arts education from NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University) my earlier two and three-dimensional creations are known internationally. My current mixed media work focuses on presenting photography that more closely matches the way we see landscapes with our eyes. To bring these creations to life I embellish these scenes with soaring, hand painted crows.
My photographic landscapes are wide horizontals …. providing multiple vanishing points, approaching a truer visual realism. The resultant photography is giclee printed on archival canvas, stretched and mounted in a shadow frame. It is at that stage that I set to work with paints in my studio. Each picture is heightened with frolicsome crows. For me it is most enthralling to capture how these cunning creatures may interact with the land forms in my compositions.