China Girl

China Girl with Chinese Herons. Oil on Canvas. Inspired by a back packing trip to China.  

Didcot power station autumn sunset mist

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

Misty sunrise behind Canary Wharf from Wapping

 Misty Sunrise behind Canary Wharf from Wapping

Tower Bridge to Wapping to Canary Wharf

Tower Bridge to Wapping to Canary Wharf

didcot power station cornfield tracks

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, didcot power station cornfield tracks

Wapping to Wharf

Wapping to Wharf.

A forest opening in oxford

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 is. The Opening in […]

Didcot Power Station air balloon

Didcot Power Station air balloon

Didcot Power Station autumn sunrise

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

Wapping Sunrise

Wapping Sunrise

Wapping Sunrise behind Canary Wharf

Wapping Sunrise behind Canary Wharf

Wapping to Tower Bridge

Wapping to Tower Bridge.

Perranporth beach tidal patterns in Cornwall

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.

A view through the Heath on the Ridgeway in the summer

A view through the Heath on the Ridgeway in the summer.

Field of flowers

Oil on canvas painting of a field of flowers in the summer

A view from White Horse Hill

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

Tracks to Didcot powerstation

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, Tracks to Didcot Powerstation

didcot power station summer sun – SOLD

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 summer sun

Didcot Power Station from Wittenham Clumps – SOLD

Didcot Power Station from Wittenham Clumps

Didcot Power Station Cornfields

Didcot Power Station Cornfields

didcot power station summer rapeseed – SOLD

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, summer rapeseed view from the ridgeway

Cornwall Sunset

Cornwall Sunset  

Perranporth beach sand patterns

  I visit Perrenporth, 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.

Hyde Park Autumn foliage

Hyde Park Autumn foliage

Latest Paintings

China Girl with Chinese Herons
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Tower Bridge to Wapping to Canary Wharf
didcot power station cornfield tracks
Wapping to Wharf

Art exploration

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.

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.

Didcot power station: Powerful paintings capture landscape forever

Patrick Cannon Didcot Power station artist

Patrick Cannon Didcot Power station artist

Patrick Cannon with one of his power station paintings

PAINTER Patrick Cannon feels a familial bond to Didcot power station. Before it was even built his grandfather and great-grandfather farmed those fields. Their company Cannons of Milton helped transport construction materials to put up the cooling towers, and also won a contract to transport waste ash away from the site, which was later used in cement to build county roads. Tomorrow morning 44 years of history will come crashing down as the first three towers are demolished. Mr Cannon, a professional designer, has preserved their impact on the landscape on glowing canvases. And his powerful paintings, showing the skyscraping towers at dawn and dusk, are proving popular – he has already sold three in his series of seven works, for £500, £400 and £250. Mr Cannon, 40, who now lives in Wapping, East London, said: “I was born and raised in Milton and I could see the towers from my garden. “I was always fascinated by them – the sheer size, the steam they produced. I’ve seen it in many different seasons, weathers and lights and they’ve always made me feel at home, a kind of gentle giant looking over my shoulder.” Mr Cannon’s grandfather George Cannon always said he wanted to witness them being demolished, but it was not to be. He died five months ago, just shy of his 100th birthday. But Mr Cannon’s mother, father and brothers and sisters still live in the village. He added: “The decommissioning inspired me to paint them while they were still with us, to celebrate them and what they have brought to our community.”

Childhood perspective of secret forest inspires artist

ARTIST Patrick Cannon used his childhood in Milton, near Didcot, as a source of inspiration for his paintings.

Patrick Cannon Artist

Patrick Cannon Artist

Artist Patrick Cannon with his painting called A Forest’s Opening This oil painting, A Forest Opening, portrays Milton Manor’s woods and was on show at Oxford Art Fair at The Fishes pub, North Hinksey, at the weekend. Mr Cannon, 40, who sold three paintings for £500, £400 and £250, said: “We used to visit what I used to call the secret forest in Milton, which actually was just a thin strip of woods on the boundary of Milton Manor. “It seemed a lot larger when I was little, and it used to seem so much bigger. This is a child’s perspective.” He said: “The Oxfordshire countryside is beautiful and I want to bring out the vibrancy of it in my work.”