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About the work

This painting was taken from a film still of an early promotional film for “Davis Homes” showing how their homes were made in the 1930s.  I'm fascinated by the rise of housing estates and how so many houses were built in this period by tradional means.  I wanted to bring out the physical qualities of the scene and also its presence as a historical artefact.


PublisherSebastian Aplin

About the artist

Although I was born in Spain I've been living in Cardiff, Wales, for the last 10 years.  Over this time I've had exhibitions at the Mall and Bankside Galleries in London, the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.  I received the Jackson's watercolour prize at the 2018 at the Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition of the Royal Watercolour Society.

I have an MA in fine art from the University of the West of England in Bristol although my initial training as a painter was at the Taller Rufino Tamayo in Oaxaca, Mexico.  While living in Mexico I won a state grant for the arts in 1994 and was included in the catalogue and exhibition of European artists living in Mexico “Aqui nos toco vivir.”

Other work of Sebastian Aplin

Planet bauble
Painting, 37x24 cm (w/h)
Companies House Annex
Painting, 61x36 cm (w/h)
Windsor Terrace, Cardiff
Painting, 56x34x3 cm (w/h/d)
Heath Gospel Hall
Painting, 54x36 cm (w/h)