Mont Saint-Michel Morn

£400.00

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In 2011 my wife and I took a vacation inFranceand spent a wonderful two weeks touringNormandywith two American friends.

One of the highlights of our trip was a visit to Mont Saint-Michel.   Situated on  a rocky tidal island off the north-west French coast near Arvanches, the fortifications date back to ancient times and since the 8th century have been the seat of the monastery from which the lsland draws its name. Mont Saint-Michel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts more than 3 million vistors per year, making it one of France’s most popular tourist sites.

We spent a wonderful day there and I knew before I visited that I was going to paint it. So I took numerous photographs. This scene depicts the mount just after dawn before most of the visitors arrive. At high tide, the reflections are amazing, although I got rather muddy feet reaching this spot!

This artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist

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Artist: Richard Harpum

Product Reference No: A-28332

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 61 x 1 x 61 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)

Richard Harpum

Award-winning artist, Richard Harpum, paints mainly with acrylics on canvas or board but also paints watercolour florals.   He works in a realist style and pays meticulous attention to detail.  His slogan is “High Definition Art”. Richard's primary focus is landscapes and seascapes but he also paints still lifes, portraits and florals.  The effective use of light is a key ingredient to all of Richard’s works and he spends a great deal of time before starting a painting in selecting a composition that provides both drama and contrast. Born in Bromley, England, in 1951, Richard has had a passion for drawing and painting from a very young age.  As a youngster, he was always drawing and became a prolific painter after he received an oil painting set for Christmas when he was 12.  He has a Master of Arts degree from Cambridge University. Richard's work was featured in a 10-page article in International Artist Magazine, Issue 73, June 2010.  He has also won a number of art competitions and awards, including Professional Artist of the Year 2012 by the (British) Society for all Artists. He is a strong advocate for using the golden ratio (Phi - 1:1.618) in his paintings.  You may note that the position of the sun or some other key feature or length often fits this ratio.  In some of his works there are several used.  Richard believes that this gives his paintings a better balance than using the more traditional "rule of thirds". During his life Richard has lived in many parts of England and currently lives in South Yorkshire.  He has also travelled extensively for both pleasure and business and has lived abroad in Africa, the USA, Australia and Germany for a total of 20 years.  This has given him a very broad perspective of the world, as well as providing him with wonderful sources of inspiration for his paintings.

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