Sailing Boat (Study)
By Sarah Quayle

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Year
1996
Media
Oil Painting
Subject Matter
People
Reg. Number
P678
Size
67 x 55 cm

"A next door neighbour of mine was mad about sailing. In the hope that he could kindle his children's enthusiasm for his hobby, he built them a platform with a mast and sails. I was interested in the idea that the 'boat' could not go anywhere because it was anchored to the ground despite the sails being up. Similarly, people may have the potential to fulfil their dreams but are unable to because of their circumstances, for example, lack of money or too many responsibilities. This is a study for a large painting which revolves around this idea." - Artist Statement.

Born in Cambridge in 1972, Quayle graduated from Gray's School of Art in 1996 with a BA (Hons). She has exhibited numerous times throughout Scotland, including at the Lomond Studio, Helensburgh and the Red Cross 125th anniversary art exhibition, Christies, Glasgow.

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