Cottage in Wales, Fronhaul 1989
- Mixed Media
- 21 x 30 cms (8.27 x 11.81 ins)
- Ref: 652047/TC572
Ink and watercolour.
During Tom's time as Assistant Director of the Welsh Arts Council he and Pat rebuilt a derelict School House cottage at Rhiwsrason near Llantrisant in Wales. He returned to Wales, both in person and as a subject for work, many times in later years.
'The transformation of this cottage gave rise to a number of highly abstracted paintings and drawings...This is an early expression of his enjoyment of the ambiguous spatial effects and powerful diagonal movements implied by the drawing techniques of Axonometric and Isometric Projection' (Alan Windsor, Tom Cross: Early Paintings, 2013).