Philip Berry

Oil on canvas

During the Covid 19 lockdown I found myself returning to my landscape painting with a vengeance! Setting up my easel at a point where I could look down and along the Preston River. I worked on several canvases. This one "Tensions" was the culmination of this very intense phase. This is not just an impression of how the river was looking at this time, but a reflection of inner tensions and anxieties I was experiencing during those days of empty streets and shut down businesses. I also wanted to show a work that had a "rawness" to it and strong emotional quality.