"Rush" is more than a painting; it's a poignant testament to a moment etched in the canvas of memory. This artwork captures the golden hues of a winter sunset along the Rush of the River Cherwell, adjacent to the serene University Park of Oxford. The landscape unfolds with the mesmerising reflection of pink and turquoise hues dancing on the tranquil waters—a visual symphony of nature's farewell to the year 2019.
The significance deepens as the memory of this stunning scene is forever intertwined with a profound personal event. The day after witnessing the beauty of this sunset, my father passed away. The painting becomes a vessel, holding not only the artistic essence of a fleeting moment in time but also the emotional weight of a poignant connection to a significant life event.
Through "Rush," the vibrant colours of the sky and the gentle flow of the river become a testament to the beauty that coexists with life's profound moments, both joyous and sorrowful. It stands as a visual memoir, inviting the viewer to contemplate the delicate dance between the transient beauty of nature and the enduring imprint of personal experiences.
Acrylic on linen canvas
60 × 95 × 3.8 cm (23.6 × 37.4 × 1.5 inches)