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Peter Oakley (1935-2007) - Contemporary Oil, Child With Flowers



An eye catching contemporary oil on board showing a semi abstracted scene of a child holding a bunch of flowers, sitting on a chair in a green room. The artist takes clear inspiration from Francis Bacon and adds his own, more cheerful subject matter. This emotive, impressively sized painting would be a fine statement piece in any room, above a bed, or fireplace or hanging in a stairwell. The painting is presented in a contemporary double frame in pine and sage green that compliments the picture's tones. There is a label at the revere with the date and title and also a label with the artist's name and dress. On board.


The painting has a very light bloom to the left side and some very small dark flecks to the right but is in otherwise, fine condition. The frame has general surface scuffing and dirtying.


96.3 x 75cm (37.9" x 29.5")
Framed Size: 108.4 x 84.8cm (42.7" x 33.4")

Artist Biography

MAFA President 1993-7
Peter Oakley was famous for his semi-abstract paintings and murals – including the Pete McCarthy Memorial, which was installed at the Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington. He was born in Stafford in 1935 and trained at Stafford and Leicester’s colleges of art in the 1950s before taking an MA at Manchester Polytechnic in 1987. He was Head of Art in two Leicester secondary schools from 1959 to 1971 and then became a senior lecturer at Edge Hill College in Ormskirk.
As well as becoming president of MAFA, Peter was also a member of Cheshire Artists’ Network. As well as painting and printing, he was also responsible for many artists’ residencies, murals, illustrations, theatrical set and costume designs and public artworks.

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Code qp623
Artist Peter Oakley (1935-2007)
Date Contemporary
Dimensions 96.3 x 75cm
Medium Oil
Style Modernism
Subject Portrait
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