“Thawing Snow, Match Day” 2015 Oil on Board 24x36 ins
My hometown of Burnley on the day of a football match. Crowds are starting to head towards the ground, many visiting the chip shop on the right of the painting en route. It’s winter and it’s been snowing. The sun has now appeared and is reflecting off the parked cars and the slate roofs and the streets are glistening with melting snow. Light, colour and reflections – characteristic of a lot of my work.
Of all the famous old Lancashire football clubs - the current incarnation of Lancashire that is - Burnley are the only team currently playing at the highest level - The Premier League. A small team from a small town with a small budget, defying the odds through shrewd stewardship and a truly remarkable manager in Sean Dyche. It’s a modern-day football fairy tale.