Misty sunrise behind Canary Wharf from Wapping

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Tower Bridge to Wapping to Canary Wharf

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Wapping to Tower Bridge

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Wapping to Wharf

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A forest opening in oxford

Tweet Pin It   A forest opening in oxford is a painting inspired from my childhood. We used to visit the forest in Milton, which in fact is just a thin strip of woods on the boundary of Milton Manor. The forest seemed a lot larger when we were children, as the tall tress towered above […]

Didcot Power Station autumn sunrise

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Wapping Sunrise

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Wapping Sunrise behind Canary Wharf

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Didcot power station spring sunrise mist

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Didcot power station autumn sunset mist

Tweet Pin It Didcot power station is to be decommisioned in March 2013. Being Born in the village near by, Milton, I have grown up and seen the cooling towers from many views and in many different lights. here is one of them, Autumn Sunset in mist Tweet Pin It

Perranporth beach tidal patterns in Cornwall

Tweet Pin It I visit Perranporth, Cornwall yearly, its a very special place. The 3 mile long soft sandy beach is a wonderful walk when you catch the tide right. The tidal patterns here are dramatic when the tide retreats, displaying beautiful waves and tones. Tweet Pin It

A view through the Heath on the Ridgeway in the summer

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Field of flowers

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A view from White Horse Hill

Tweet Pin It A view from White Horse Hill in the summer overlooking the Thames Valley. Tweet Pin It

Tracks to Didcot powerstation

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didcot power station summer sun

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Didcot Power Station from Wittenham Clumps

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Didcot Power Station Cornfields

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didcot power station summer rapeseed

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Cornwall Sunset

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Buttercups in milton

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Perranporth beach sand patterns

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Oxfordshire Bluebells

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Oxfords poppies in in mist

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Hyde Park Autumn foliage

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Milton sunflowers

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Bloomsbury Close Willow Tree

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Red Embrace

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Milton lane to Steventon

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Golden tree

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Welcome to Patrick Cannon affordable art online. I’m an Artist and Designer living and working in London, originally from Oxford, whom loves to paint. I have held several exhibitions of my artwork and currently have art displayed in the uk, abroad.

I’m always looking to develop my creative style and I frequently look at other painter’s work; historical, modern and contemporary, for inspiration. I look at paintings from the Tate Galleries, local commercial galleries in and around London or student degree shows. These viewings contantly deliver something exciting and inspirational to me. I have an ongoing dialogue with a wide range of other artists work too, its a process i enjoy and learn from, its one to which I aim for clarity. I want my paintings to be generous in colour and expression, i want to engage the viewer, i want to feel welcome in my creative world.

I’ve been painting ever since i can remember and knew from an early age that art was going to be a major influence in my life. I had early schooling at Banbury Art School and then studied further in Art and Design at Middlesex University where i went on to achieve a BA Hons degree and become a graduate in Interior architecture.

I have lived and travelled for several years across Europe and China, which influenced my style greatly. The rolling landscapes and vibrant colours inspired my eye to see the world in an increasingly developing creative manner which led to an important productive phase of my artistic life. I am now working as a multimedia designer in London where i also paint for leisure and commissioned work. Inspired by Londons rich diversity in colour and culture i continually attempt to look through the grey of the city and strive to bring vivacity to my canvases that i feel speak so loudly for my being.

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PATRICK CANNON – EXHIBITOR OXFORD ART FAIR 2013

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One of the outstanding exhibitors at the Oxford Art Fair 2013 PATRICK CANNON, who sold 3 paintings, 2 commissions and shifted 100 art coasters and a load of prints and cards. Patrick says: “It was beyond my expectations. Being my first experience exhibiting at an art fair i felt truly welcomed, supported and most importantly inspired to do more!” It was a huge pleasure to have Patrick part of the art fair! To view more of his works and to buy directly from him, please visit his website: www.patrick-cannon.com
Patrick Cannon art discussions art buyer red Embrace

To some, they are a monstrous blot on the landscape. To others, they are majestic symbols of a dying industrial age. With the cooling towers of Didcot power station preparing to be demolished, ive tried to capture both sides of the passionate argument for and against Didcots’ Power Stations in a series of oil Paintings

Didcots’ six concrete towers have dominated south Oxfordshire since first contructed in 1970. They were designed by the prominent 20th-century architect Sir Frederick Gibberd, who created the town of Harlow and Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral, and the sculptor Henry Moore is thought to have had a say in their layout. Being arguably Henry Moore’s largest sculpture, it has inspired many poets and artists with high-profile fans of the towers include the author Philip Pullman and comedy writer John Lloyd.

Decommissioned in March 2013, Didcot A was one of only 14 coal-fired stations in the UK. In 2008, it opted out of an EU directive on carbon emissions, which meant it had to close after 20,000 hours of generation from that moment. That point was reached much earlier than the 2015 date previously expected, at which point it will be unplugged from the national grid and demolished.

In 2003, readers of Country Life voted Didcot Britain’s third worst eyesore, But the same magazine suggested in 2007 that Moore might have been involved in the design, when the architectural historian Howard Colvin was quoted saying: “I remember we [the Fine Art Commission] were shown scale models of the cooling towers for Didcot power station and Henry Moore spent ages moving them around to create a good composition. I saw them the other day from the train and think he did rather a good job.”

Philip Pullman, who lives nearby, agrees. “I think it’s a splendid-looking place and I’d be sorry to see it go. It’s one of those things that looks horrible when it’s first put up, but it’s actually rather marvellous.”

I was born and raised in Milton village and i could see cooling towers in Didcot from my garden. Ive seen it in many different seasons, weathers and light. They’ve always made me feel at home, a kind of ‘gentle giant’ always looking over my shoulder. Its bought much work to the area and helped prosper lives for many people, ones including my fathers family. The facts are that Power stations like Didcot emit the same CO2 per day as the 20 least polluting countries combined many local residents see through the smoke screen the ‘big friendly giants’ continually puffed out and could only see them as a unhealthy eyesore on the Thames valley landscape. So to bring the two side of the argument to the canvas ive tried to capture the beauty of the surrounding landscape in Oxfordshire, the sculptural beauty of the 6 towers alongside the negative polluting impact that they have on our surrounding environment.