Roadside 1 | Acrylic/Canvas | ??? x ??? cm | 1999 | Private Collection
These paintings follow observations of landscape but the concerns and processes of painting are more important than external reference. They are about gesture, area, edge; about flatness and illusion and about obtaining a visual balance through contrast.
The paintings test these elements of painting, expressed in equally basic features of landscape — field, road, horizon, sky.
Catalogue, Works by Colin Ardley & John Boyle,Touring Exhibition 1979-80