Artist Profile

Cliff Baxendale

MORE ABOUT CLIFF

My work is about the exploration of colour, line, tone, texture and form. The actual results can be representational or abstract. If I have a theme it is usually based around landscape, people or the exploitation of media or colour.

The content of the work often has a deeper spiritual significance. The work needs looking at to perceive the questions or explanations created by the art work.

If you want any further help or information please contact me via the Bara Artists’ page.

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The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion

This work is based on a Rembrandt etching which is about 5" x 4" in size. All the groupings of people explain why Christ is on the cross. Some of these people are in the light and a lot are in the darkness. Its a reminder of God's love for us and asks us the question...

The Potter

The Potter

The source of inspiration for this idea came from a TV programme about a family of rural potters at work in the middle East. As soon as I saw it Jeremiah's visit to the potter's house (Jeremiah 18 sprang to life). Jeremiah saw the clay marred in the hand of the...

The Wild Sea Series

The Wild Sea Series

In March 2003 my wife and I (Val) went to the Algarve for our Spring break. We had a timeshare apartment then, which Val had inherited from her parents. The weather that year was awful and for the first week and a half there were very high Spring tides. These battered...

The Winter Scene

The Winter Scene

This painting is based on a scene 'Band of Brothers' in the Ardenne in 1944. The US Rangers were dug in ready for what was later called 'The Battle of the Bulge'. It was a cold winter morning. The light was fogging the trees and the men were quietly waiting in their...

The Woods

The Woods

I grew up playing in the woods. I love trees, their size, colours, textures of the bark, the leaf shapes and all the creatures that depend on them. Now I understand that woods can be very therapeutic. Walking in the woods does you good. This wood is a wild wood, an...

The Edge of the Wood

The Edge of the Wood

It looks like a wild place yet in it are beauties of new life. A snowdrop, an aconite and a celandine. All we have to do is go into the wood to SEE.