Large oil painting on board by Patricia Algar (1939-2013).
The painting features a rather overgrown churchyard with lush foliage, two headstones become the focal point with distant buildings past the perimeter trees.
The painting has a lot of depth, excellent use of colour palette and brush stroke to show the multitude of different textures the leaves and grasses hold.
Framed in the original wooden frame that shows wear. Signed lower left and dated 1986. Provenance - the painting carries a stamp to the reverse from the studio sale of Pat Algar.
Measurements: 78.5cm in height x 66cm wide.
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About the artist:
Pat Algar was born in London in 1939. She attended Wimbledon School of Art where she gained The National Diploma in Design and won a place at the Royal Academy Schools. There she won several prizes for painting and drawing and was awarded the silver medal for composition, she also gained the certificate of the Royal Academy Schools. In 1964 she moved to Cornwall. In 1975 she moved to St Ives where her subjects were intimate interiors with everyday objects, often a window or a nude figure. From 1994 to 1996 she worked in the USA exhibiting in San Diego, California and Dallas, Texas before returning to Cornwall when she settled in Marazion. Pat Algar exhibited in many mixed shows and galleries in Cornwall including the Rainyday Gallery, she also exhibited on London and many other parts of the UK. Her work has been purchased by several collectors including Winsor and Newton and the Falmouth Art Gallery. Algar passed away in 2013.