The Boys Are Back in Town
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The Boys Are Back in Town

Painting medium: Oil paint

Frame: metallic blacksilver wood


Gallery: GreenStage Gallery

Ships from: United Kingdom

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About the artwork
A stunning piece by Matt Sayers using oil on canvas board. This particular piece, The Boys are Back in Town, depicts two men with drink in hand, walking home in what appear to be the early morning, while one wraps his arm around the other. The colours are beautiful with pastel tones, this painting would look great in any room, all year round.


Medium Oil paint
Support Canvas
Framed? Yes
Frame Type metallic blacksilver wood
Subjects Landscape,
Style Figurative
Original or Edition? Original
Certificate of Authenticity No
Artwork Dimensions: 61 X 51 X 4 X cm

About Matt Sayers

Artist Statement:

"My love for art came from watching my Dad draw pictures for me as a boy. I remember thinking how good it would be to see something I liked and to be able to draw it so in the future I could remember what it looked like then. Little did I know at the time just how important that would be, not just for me but to many other people too as the familiar sights they grew up with gradually disappeared forever.

During my school years, art was the only subject I was really interested in and are probably the only lessons I can still remember like they happened yesterday. I spent much of my childhood in Plymouth where I understood early on about strong community spirit, I was lucky to move to Cannock in Staffordshire at the age of 14 where that sense of community still held. My formative years were therefore spent in the old mining town, at a time of great emotion in the last days of the mines.

I love to paint as much as possible, when I see something interesting on my travels I can't wait to jump straight into my small studio 'the old coal shed' early the next morning, and paint until my wife tells me lights out. My original influence were the works of LS Lowry, as I felt I understood his own inspirations and often imagined myself as one of the characters in his paintings. In the last 10 years my love of old cars & buses, terraced houses, smokey chimney tops and the hard working people who make up the character rich streets of working class Britain have become the inspirations behind my own collections. Where the buildings or objects recalled by those people are long gone, I research my paintings thoroughly using old images contained in books from local libraries.

I like to listen to music during the painting stage something acoustic at the start to keep things calm and peaceful and then a varied mix during the whole process. I have a basic technique which starts by covering the entire canvas with paint to get rid of the white, and depending upon the mood I want to create I add in a few clouds followed by a faint horizon which I then play with to get the right atomshpere for the image I have in my head. After a 'cup of coffee head break' I then layout on the canvas my current street scene up to the point where I am happy to leave the painting till the next day.

I tend to find myself back in the studio before the nights out reviewing the days work and letting my ever supportive wife cast her eye over the piece, whom provides a few observations and thoughts which can sometimes spark a new angle to the finished piece. Once I have completed the piece, I walk away from it for a few days and then return to cast my refreshed eyes over it, imagining myself standing in that scene so I can add or amend anything that's not quite right or in fact 'missing’ ".